City of Kalamunda

If you've ever flown into Perth and admired the forest on the city's doorstep, you've already discovered the Perth Hills. Part of the Darling Ranges, the Perth Hills are a beautiful region of jarrah and marri forest, wildflowers, walking trails, native fauna, creeks and waterfalls. Not that the hills is just about nature, some of Western Australia's most acclaimed restaurants and cafes can be found here.

Kalamunda has a thriving retail hub, and a small industrial base. While the town's retail centre is the largest in the Darling Scarp it primarily services Kalamunda and the neighbouring urbanised areas of Lesmurdie and Walliston. To the south and east the urban area transitions into the semi-rural and orchard growing areas of Bickley, Carmel and Pickering Brook which in turn give way to extensive jarrah and marri forests.

The town was once part of a thriving logging region, being a stopping place on the Upper Darling Range Railway. The area has a number of features as a result of this railway, including a folk museum built around the old Kalamunda Railway Station, and typical rail side road structures with a rail reserve between and the Zig-Zag road on the old section where the railway climbed the Darling escarpment. The region also has extensive areas with orchards, primarily involved in apple and stone fruit production.

Located near Kalamunda is the Kalamunda National Park and the northern terminus of the Bibbulmun Track, a world-class 963 kilometre recreational walking trail.

Suburbs

Bickley, Canning Mills, Carmel, Forrestfield, Gooseberry Hill, Hacketts Gully, High Wycombe, Kalamunda, Lesmurdie, Maida Vale, Paulls Valley, Pickering Brook, Piesse Brook and Wattle Grove.

Statistics

Please refer to the Australian Bureau of Statistics for the latest Census of Population and Housing data.

Statistics

Distance from Perth (km)

24

Area (sq km)

342

Length of sealed roads (km)

645

Length of unsealed roads (km)

135

Population

53, 545

Electors

34,301

Dwellings

21,159

Attractions

History Village & Railway Museum

Stirk Cottage

Arts & Crafts & Markets

Gumnut fountains

Bickley Carmel Wine Trail /Scenic Drive

Zig Zag Drive Trail

Gooseberry Hill Village

Bibbulmun Terminus & Track

Bickley Reservoir

Golden View

Jorgenson Park

Lesmurdie Falls & Look out

Lions Look out

Victoria Reservoir

Camel Farm

Flower, rose farms, nurseries & gardens

Second hand book shops

Boutique Shopping

Perth Observatory

For more information

Contact the City of Kalamunda:

2 Railway Road
KALAMUNDA WA 6076

Email: kala.shire@kalamunda.wa.gov.au
Web: www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au

PO Box 42
KALAMUNDA WA 6926
Telephone: (08) 9257 9999
Fax: (08) 9293 2715

Regional Map of Kalamunda