Gnangara, Western Australia

Gnangara is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Wanneroo. Gnangara is also the name for an underground water mound with a 117-hectare surface feature called Lake Gnangara.

PerthWestern Australia
Gnangara is located in Perth
Coordinates31°46′23″S 115°51′40″E / 31.773°S 115.861°E / -31.773; 115.861Coordinates: 31°46′23″S 115°51′40″E / 31.773°S 115.861°E / -31.773; 115.861
Population1,124 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density80.3/km2 (208/sq mi)
Area14 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Wanneroo
State electorate(s)Wanneroo
Federal Division(s)Cowan
Suburbs around Gnangara:
Wanneroo Jandabup Melaleuca
Wanneroo Gnangara Lexia
Wangara Landsdale Cullacabardee


Much of the suburb's area is semi rural, with residential estate developed in the early 1990s by Midland Brick and centred on Lakelands Drive borders includes the private 18-hole golf course Lakelands Country Club, established in 1984 on 70 hectares.[2] The Perth International Telecommunications Centre is located near and often associated with Gnangara.


Gnangara is bounded by Ocean Reef Road and Gnangara Road to the south, Badgerup Road and Ross Road to the west and the Gnangara Pine Plantation to the northeast and east. While the plantation is named for the suburb, only a few hectares of it are within the suburb's boundaries, with the majority in Lexia to the east.[3]


Gnangara contained the Aboriginal Community College (K-12), founded in 1979 and closed in 2008. It was one of two independent Indigenous schools in the metropolitan area.[4]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Gnangara (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 August 2019.  
  2. ^ Lakelands Country Club home page
  3. ^ Department of Land Information. StreetSmart Perth Street Directory (54th ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Maps 252-253. ISBN 978-0-909439-67-5.
  4. ^ Association of Independent Schools (AICS Support Unit). "Aboriginal Community College". Archived from the original on 12 September 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2009.