TRIP Located in the city of Fremantle, the Statue of Bon Scott is a bronze statue dedicated to musician Bon Scott, original singer of Australian rock band AC/DC.
TAP Although born in Scotland in 1946, Bon Scott lived in Fremantle from 1956. It was in this Western Australian city where he would first become exposed to music, featuring in a number of different bands. Bon Scott would go on to join AC/DC in 1974 where the band would go on to achieve significant international success. In 1980 Bon Scott passed away, aged 33, in London, England.
The Statue of Bon Scott was unveiled in 2008 on Mews Road just outside the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. Designed by renowned Western Australian sculptor Greg James, the statue of Bon Scott is a fitting tribute to one of Australia’s most iconic musicians. The statue features a life size effigy of Bon Scott atop an amplifier that contains a lengthy inscription dedicated to the late singer. The statue is well sculptured, capturing the spirit of Bon Scott and the band which he fronted for six years. The statue is a must see for AC/DC and music fans alike, be sure to check out the Statue of Bon Scott on your next visit to Fremantle.
GO The statue of Bon Scott is located near the main entrance of the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. Visiting the Statue of Bon Scott is free and is open 24/7. The best way to reach the Statue of Bon Scott is via the Transperth rail network (Fremantle station). Head over to the Transperth’s official website for timetables, route maps and other useful information.