Pickering Brook, Western Australia

Pickering Brook is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Kalamunda.

Pickering Brook
PerthWestern Australia
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Autumn colours of orchards in Pickering Brook
Pickering Brook is located in Perth
Pickering Brook
Pickering Brook
Coordinates32°02′13″S 116°07′19″E / 32.037°S 116.122°E / -32.037; 116.122Coordinates: 32°02′13″S 116°07′19″E / 32.037°S 116.122°E / -32.037; 116.122
Population570 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Kalamunda
State electorate(s)Kalamunda
Federal Division(s)Canning
Suburbs around Pickering Brook:
Carmel Bickley Reservoir
Canning Mills Pickering Brook
Karragullen Karragullen

Prior to 1949 it was a stopping place on the Upper Darling Range Railway.

It was named after nearby Pickering Brook. The brook is named after an early settler, Captain Edward Picking whose name was sometimes recorded as Pickering. The suburb of Pickering Brook was officially created on 12 January 1973. Part of it was formerly known as Carilla.[2]

Like nearby areas such as Karragullen, Pickering Brook is primarily made up of various family-run orchards.

The suburb was seriously under threat in December 2001 from a bushfire.[3]

In June 2008 - the previously named Pickering Brook National Park - associated with the locality - was named Korung National Park.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Pickering Brook (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 October 2019.  
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – P". Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  3. ^ Heroic efforts of fire crews in Perth hills. A fire lit by an arsonist burnt more than 26,000 ha or 260 km² in the Pickering Brook, Karragullen, Mundaring and Barton's Mill area in Conservation news, Jan. 2005, p.1
  4. ^ Pamphlet Parks of the Perth Hills - Whats in a name?issues by the Perth Hills District of DEC in June 2008 - the name being after a Nyoongar elder at the time of european settlement - see also http://www.roleybushcare.com/bush-topics/109-new-aboriginal-names-for-regional-parks.html