Churchlands, Western Australia

Churchlands is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia approximately 8 km north-west of the central business district; it lies within the local government area of the City of Stirling. Churchlands is an expensive suburb with most homes built after the 1980s. Its post code is 6018.

PerthWestern Australia
Herdsman lake gnangarra.jpg
Herdsman Lake looking SE towards Perth city centre
Churchlands is located in Perth
Coordinates31°55′19″S 115°47′24″E / 31.922°S 115.79°E / -31.922; 115.79Coordinates: 31°55′19″S 115°47′24″E / 31.922°S 115.79°E / -31.922; 115.79
Population2,749 (2011 census)[1]
Location5 km (3 mi) NW of Perth CBD
LGA(s)City of Stirling
State electorate(s)Churchlands
Federal Division(s)Curtin
Suburbs around Churchlands:
Wembley Downs Doubleview Woodlands
Wembley Downs Churchlands Glendalough
Floreat Floreat Wembley


This suburb became known as "Churchlands" after being purchased by the Roman Catholic Church in 1891 from the Trigg family.

Education and sporting facilitiesEdit

Schools in the area include Churchlands Primary School, Churchlands Senior High School, Hale School and Newman College.

Newman College has its years 3 to 6 and years 7 to 12 located in two campuses in Churchlands.

Subiaco Marist Cricket Club is headquartered at Newman college.

Edith CowanEdit

It was formerly home to the Churchlands campus of Edith Cowan University, which closed in 2008.

The campus had been the Churchlands Teachers College (1972-1981) and the Churchlands campus of the Western Australian College of Advanced Education (1982-1990) prior to the founding of Edith Cowan University in 1991, and was the location of the university's headquarters until 2003.[2][3]

The site was subsequently redeveloped as the Churchlands Green housing estate, while a small section of the site, including the campus amphitheatre, was set aside as Edith Cowan Reserve, serving as a memorial to the former campus.[4]


On the eastern border of Churchlands is the large 300-hectare (741-acre) Herdsman Lake, which is populated by many bird, amphibian and freshwater fish species. Picnic and bird-watching areas are accessible from the suburb.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Churchlands (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 July 2012.  
  2. ^ "History of ECU and its predecessor Institutions". Edith Cowan University. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  3. ^ "A Young University With a Proud History". Edith Cowan University. Archived from the original on 30 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Edith Cowan Reserve opens at Churchlands Green". Edith Cowan University. Archived from the original on 30 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.