Forrestdale, Western Australia

Forrestdale is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Armadale. It is named after John Forrest, the first premier of Western Australia.

PerthWestern Australia
Coordinates32°08′53″S 115°56′28″E / 32.148°S 115.941°E / -32.148; 115.941Coordinates: 32°08′53″S 115°56′28″E / 32.148°S 115.941°E / -32.148; 115.941
Population1,062 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density21.45/km2 (55.57/sq mi)
Area49.5 km2 (19.1 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Armadale
State electorate(s)Darling Range
Federal division(s)Burt
Suburbs around Forrestdale:
Piara Waters, Harrisdale Southern River Champion Lakes, Seville Grove
Banjup Forrestdale Haynes
Wandi Oakford Hilbert


Forrestdale is home to Forrestdale Lake, a nature reserve important for waterbirds, many of which breed there. It usually fills in winter and dries out in summer. The nature reserve contains the only known remaining habitat of Neopasiphae simplicior, a critically endangered native bee.[2]Tiger snakes are commonly seen at this nature reserve, along with dugites.[citation needed]

Amenities and facilitiesEdit

Forrestdale has a golf course. There is a recently[when?] built private school, a campus of Carey Baptist College, which also has another campus in Harrisdale, offering education from kindergarten and daycare to Year 9. The campus hopes to expand to educate students into Year 12 in 2024.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Forrestdale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 March 2014.  
  2. ^ Burbidge, Andrew A (2004). "9. Invertebrates". Threatened animals of Western Australia. Department of Conservation and Land Management. p. 156. ISBN 0-7307-5549-5. Distribution and habitat: The species [Neopasiphae Simplicior ] is found only near Perth. It has been collected at Cannington and near Forrestdale Lake around the Forrestdale golf course.