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Beaconsfield, Western Australia

Beaconsfield is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Fremantle. Named after a property known as ‘Beaconsfield’ located in the area in the 1880s, the name was officially adopted from the post office on 1 August 1894. The origin is unknown, but the suburb is probably named after the town in England or the Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli, a former Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Beaconsfield
PerthWestern Australia
Beaconsfield is located in Perth
Beaconsfield
Beaconsfield
Coordinates 32°04′12″S 115°45′50″E / 32.070°S 115.764°E / -32.070; 115.764Coordinates: 32°04′12″S 115°45′50″E / 32.070°S 115.764°E / -32.070; 115.764
Population 4,120 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6162
LGA(s) City of Fremantle
State electorate(s) Fremantle
Federal Division(s) Fremantle
Suburbs around Beaconsfield:
Fremantle White Gum Valley Hilton
South Fremantle Beaconsfield Hilton
South Fremantle Hamilton Hamilton Hill

Beaconsfield is predominantly a low to medium density residential suburb with extensive community facilities including South Fremantle Senior High School, Challenger TAFE, primary schools, open space recreation reserves and local shops.

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Facilities and amenitiesEdit

There are a number of schools in the suburb, including primary, high school and a technical college (Challenger TAFE) where hospitality and other courses are run. There is a good restaurant at the TAFE where the food is cooked and served by the students; also student-made cocktails.

Parks and playgroundsEdit

  • Beacy Park
  • Davis Park
  • Dick Lawrence Oval
  • Hilton park Soccer Fields
  • Ken Allen Field
  • James Moore Pioneer Park
  • Bruce Lee Reserve

Transport facilitiesEdit

  • Bus routes available include 98, 99, 103, 107, 140, 150, 160, 511, 513, 520, 522, 530, 531, 532, 533, 825, 881, 920, 940
  • www.transperth.wa.gov.au

Schools & EducationEdit

Sporting ClubsEdit

  • Hilton Park Junior Cricket Club
  • Hilton Park Bowling & Recreation Club
  • Fremantle City Dockers Junior Football Club Inc.
  • Fremantle Roosters Rugby League Football Club Inc
  • Excalibur Fencing Club

Shops & Shopping CentreEdit

  • Lefroy Road Shopping Centre

Notable citizensEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Beaconsfield (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ "On my bedside table". The West Australian. 26 January 2008. p. 26 (West Weekend Magazine). Mr Tagliaferri lives in Beaconsfield, with his wife Albina, two teenage daughters, Liana and Georgina, and a St Bernard dog called Revlon.