The West Australian Government is selling the former Fremantle Hospital by tender.

The heritage-listed former Woodside Maternity Hospital at 18 Dalgety Street, East Fremantle, went on the market last month.

The maternity sections were closed in 2006 and the building was used by health administration staff until it was formally shut in 2015.

The heritage-listed property has become a Fremantle landmark thanks to its unusual and impressive Victorian architecture

“It’s an example of Italian-inspired architecture from an era that you don’t see much of these days,” Savills agent Barney Dear said.

The hospital was built in 1902 as a family home by William Dalgety Moore, then used as a private hospital for about 20 years before it was bought by the state government in the early 1950s, according to a report on commercialrealestate.com.au.

Wards and wings were added to the original house at this time.

The property is zoned R15 (residential) and could suit a residential development or aged care, health or education buyers.

“The scale of the size of this property is rare in a suburban location,” Mr Dear said.

“The property is surrounded by 800-square-metre sites, and here you have a huge one-hectare site. It’s impressive to see amongst the houses around it.”