Passenger Arrivals Lists 1897 to 1963
Passenger arrivals now online
Most ships coming to Australia had Fremantle, Western Australia, as their first port of call. During the period 1897 to 1963, over 3.6 million people were identified in 17,000 passenger arrivals lists.
Many of the passenger arrivals lists have been made available for your use by the National Archives via our collection database, RecordSearch. The National Archives and Ancestry have collaborated to offer greater online access to the Fremantle passenger arrivals lists (1897–1963). The Ancestry Index can be accessed either through RecordSearch or Ancestry.
The Ancestry Index was produced as part of this collaboration and is licensed to users of the National Archives' website for the purposes of research and private study only. The Commonwealth Government owns copyright in the remainder of the passenger lists that you will find on RecordSearch. The passenger arrival lists are not subject to the ordinary licensing that applies to other parts of the National Archives’ website as set out in the copyright notice.