Hovea, Western Australia

Hovea is a suburb in the Shire of Mundaring in Western Australia.

PerthWestern Australia
Hovea, Western Australia, ca. 1926.jpg
Hovea falls, Western Australia, ca. 1926
Hovea is located in Perth
Coordinates31°52′26″S 116°06′25″E / 31.874°S 116.107°E / -31.874; 116.107Coordinates: 31°52′26″S 116°06′25″E / 31.874°S 116.107°E / -31.874; 116.107
Population642 (2006 census)[1]
LGA(s)Shire of Mundaring
State electorate(s)Swan Hills
Federal Division(s)Pearce
Suburbs around Hovea:
Jane Brook Red Hill Parkerville
Swan View Hovea Parkerville
Greenmount Glen Forrest Mahogany Creek

It is centred on Jane Brook and encompasses the Railway Reserve Heritage Trail (formerly the Eastern Railway) and John Forrest National Park.

Hovea extends as far north as Toodyay Road, and south to Glen Forrest and Great Eastern Highway. Its western boundary is also the western boundary of the park. Hovea (named for a native Australian flowering plant) was originally named Park View, but the name was changed in 1912 to avoid confusion between Park View, Swan View, National Park and Bellevue, all nearby railway stations.[2]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hovea (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 October 2008.
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – H". Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  • Elliot, Ian (1983). Mundaring - A History of the Shire (2nd ed.). Mundaring: Mundaring Shire. ISBN 0-9592776-0-9.
  • Spillman, Ken (2003). Life was meant to be here: community and local government in the Shire of Mundaring. Mundaring: Mundaring Shire. ISBN 0-9592776-3-3.

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