North Lake, Western Australia

North Lake is a suburb and a freshwater lake located 18 kilometres (11 mi) south of the central business district of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, and 8 kilometres (5 mi) from the Indian Ocean. The suburb and lake are located within the City of Cockburn local government area.

North Lake
PerthWestern Australia
North Lake is located in Perth
North Lake
North Lake
Coordinates32°04′44″S 115°49′48″E / 32.079°S 115.830°E / -32.079; 115.830Coordinates: 32°04′44″S 115°49′48″E / 32.079°S 115.830°E / -32.079; 115.830
Population1,298 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density433/km2 (1,121/sq mi)
Area3.0 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location18 km (11 mi) S of Perth
LGA(s)City of Cockburn
State electorate(s)Jandakot
Federal Division(s)Fremantle
Suburbs around North Lake:
Kardinya Murdoch Leeming
Coolbellup North Lake Leeming
Bibra Lake Bibra Lake Jandakot


North Lake
North Lake
LocationPerth, Western Australia
Coordinates32°04′40″S 115°49′30″E / 32.07778°S 115.82500°E / -32.07778; 115.82500 (North Lake)
Basin countriesAustralia
DesignationBeeliar Regional Park

The suburb is named after the lake of the same name within the locality. It is part of the northernmost lake within a chain of lakes which make up the Beeliar Regional Park (North Lake, Bibra Lake, South Lake, Booragoon Lake, Yangebup Lake, and Thomsons Lake). The lake has been known by this name since 1877, and the name was approved for the suburb in 1954.[2]

The suburb is located on the northern edge of the City of Cockburn. It is bounded by Farrington Road to the north, the Kwinana Freeway to the east, the Roe Highway road reservation to the south and North Lake Road to the west.[3]



There are no schools within the suburb, with many North Lake residents using the state government primary schools in Coolbellup and Kardinya. Directly to the north of the suburb lies Murdoch University and Kennedy Baptist College.


The Lakeside Recreation Centre is located in North Lake on the corner of Farrington Road and Bibra Drive. It is home to four basketball courts, a Baptist church, a gym, and a creche. Lakeside Recreation Centre is the home court of the State Basketball League team, the Lakeside Lightning.

Apart from North Lake and the surrounding Beeliar Regional Park, the suburb contains the Perth Spanish Club, a golf driving range, Adventure World, Cockburn Ice Skating arena, and an adventure playground next to the lake at Progress Drive.

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "North Lake (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 October 2008.
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – N". Retrieved 12 October 2007.
  3. ^ Department of Land Information. StreetSmart Perth Street Directory (54th ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Maps 432, 462. ISBN 978-0-909439-67-5.