Trigg, Western Australia

Trigg is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Its local government area is the City of Stirling. Trigg Island is a small island off the coast of the suburb of Trigg.

PerthWestern Australia
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Sunset over Mettam's Pool, 2006
Trigg is located in Perth
Coordinates31°52′19″S 115°45′32″E / 31.8719°S 115.759°E / -31.8719; 115.759Coordinates: 31°52′19″S 115°45′32″E / 31.8719°S 115.759°E / -31.8719; 115.759
Population2,794 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,164/km2 (3,020/sq mi)
Area2.4 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Location14 km (9 mi) from Perth
LGA(s)City of Stirling
State electorate(s)Carine, Scarborough
Federal Division(s)Stirling
Suburbs around Trigg:
North Beach Carine
Indian Ocean Trigg Karrinyup
Scarborough Doubleview


Trigg Beach is one of Perth's most popular beaches for board riding, catering mainly to surfers and body boarders alike, with a small majority of swimmers. In summer, shifting sand fills the channel between the blue hole and Trigg Point take off point for a long continuous wave ride to Trigg Beach.

Trigg also has a snorkeling beach, Mettam's Pool, which is to the north of the main surf/swim area.

Trigg nature reserve is situated opposite Trigg Beach. It is also known to be a common meeting point and lookout for the local surfing community.[citation needed]

With playground protection from the sun and sea breeze, Clarko beach side reserve near Trigg Island is one of the most popular parks in the City of Stirling. Clarko Reserve was created when beach shacks were demolished and shack owners were compensated with sub-divided blocks of residential land further east in the new Trigg suburb.


The suburb and island was named after Henry Trigg, Superintendent of Public Works for the Swan River Colony in 1842.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "State Suburbs: Trigg". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 August 2020.  
  2. ^ "Life on Perth - Trigg Beach". 2004. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
  3. ^ "About the City - Suburbs - Trigg". City of Stirling. Archived from the original on 5 September 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013.