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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to Kwinana​

To help you get started in the community, we've compiled all the essential information required to help you navigate your early days with us in the City of Kwinana. ​

The second fastest growing local government area in Western Australia​, Kwinana is a unique community set among extensive native bushland and public open space. Rich in history and spirit and alive with opportunities, we'd like to welcome all new residents to our growing City. ​​

Find out more about Kwinana.

​Kwinana Public Lib​rary

​The Kwinana Public Library is located inside the Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre, in Kwinana’s City Centre. Library membership is free and offers a range of items to borrow — including books, DVDs, audiobooks, puzzles, children’s books and more. 

Find out more ab​out the Darius Library and Resource Centre.

Youth Services

​Zone Youth Space

The Zone is a two storey youth space catering for young people in Kwinana between the ages of 12 and 24. offering a large range of youth programs, workshops, events and activities, a range of youth-oriented organisations are based at the Zone, including Kwinana Youth Services and Youth Focus. The Zone space features a multipurpose sports stadium, multimedia facilities, an art area and musical rehearsal and performance spaces. ​


  • Corner Gilmore Avenue and Darius Drive, Kwinana
  • ​Phone: 9236 4550

LyriK (Leadership Youth Respect in Kwinana)

The LyriK (Leadership Youth Respect in Kwinana) is a youth incentive program to recognise, reward, and celebrate the positive contributions of young people aged 10 to 18 years. The program promotes a positive youth culture in Kwinana, helping to support young people in transitioning to the next phase of their lives.

Visit the LyriK website ​to find out more or nominate a young person for a LyriK Award. ​

Community Centres

The City’s Community Centres are home to a range of creative, educational and social programs – many either low cost or free. Each centre has a range of rooms and function spaces available to hire for your next meeting or event. 

Visit the City of Kwinana website to see virtual tours of many of the City’s hireable spaces. Online booking forms are also available. The Community Centres release a new program of activities each school term, visit the City’s website for the latest Term Program.

​​​Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre

Cnr Chisham Ave and Robbos Way, Kwinana

Phone: 9236 4320​​

John Wellard Community Centre

Cnr Runnymede Gate and The Strand, Wellard

Phone: 9439 4992

William Bertram Community Centre 

Cnr Hero Cr and Johnson Rd, Bertram 

Phone: 9236 4320​​

Community Events

There’s always something happening in Kwinana, with a range of free community events on offer throughout the year. You will find updates about events and activities run by the City and various
community groups on the City’s Facebook Page, or by the What's On website.


Community Groups

​Find a local sporting club or residents association in your community and discover how you can establish and run your own community group. 

Find out more about Community Groups in Kwinana.

A Proud Multicultural City

Kwinana is among the most culturally and linguistically diverse areas in the Perth metropolitan region; over 38% of all residents were born overseas and 7.5% speak a language other than English. Kwinana is a place where everyone belongs, with the City proudly welcoming new citizens through monthly citizenship ceremonies. More information about becoming an Australian citizen can be found at the City of Kwinana website or on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

In response to the rapidly increasing multiculturalism in Kwinana, the City has developed a Multicultural Action Plan​. This Plan outlines actions to work with Kwinana’s diverse community to strengthen multiculturalism​ through participation, equity and promotion. A copy of the plan can be found at the City’s website. 

The Department of Social Services website provides a fantastic information booklet with helpful information on settling in Australia. The Beginning a Life in Australia booklet can be downloaded on the Department of Social Services.

Fitness and Sport 

​Kwinana Recquatic 

Open seven days and located on the corner of Robbos Place and Skerne Street in Kwinana, the Kwinana Recquatic is a family friendly facility conveniently located near the Kwinana Marketplace and service outlets.

  •  ​Aquatic – swimming lessons, water safety, lifeguard training, swim squad
  •  ​​Team sports and court hire
  •  Cardio and weights rooms
  • Health programs - Gym, group fitness, cardio, all ages
  • Vacation care
  • Crèche
  • New functional training space

​​Suggested Walking Spots around Kwinana 

The City of Kwinana is surrounded by bushland, with ample natural lands, open spaces and wetlands to explore. Below is just a few of the beautiful natural areas in Kwinana ideal for walk.

Kwinana Loop Trail 

The Kwinana Loop Trail is a 21km circuit around the perimeter of the City, offering a unique opportunity to take in some of Kwinana’s best views while experiencing the beauty of the City’s natural coastal bushland. Parking is available at Thomas Oval, Sloan’s Reserve, Wellard Park, Kwinana Train Station and Sandringham Park.

Discover the Kwinana Loop Trail.​

​Transport

A network of public transport, including two train stations, means Kwinana is easily accessible to those outside the area and is the ideal location for workers who need to commute to the CBD.​

The Transperth website offers a journey-planning tool to help you plan your trip and make the most of public transport options in Kwinana.​


Schools 

With a young population and thriving community, the City of Kwinana is home to a range of schools, catering to young families and nurturing our future society. 

  • Bertram Primary School, Bertram 
  • Calista Primary School, Calista 
  • Leda Primary School, Leda 
  • Medina Primary School, Medina  
  • North Parmelia Primary School, Parmelia 
  • Orelia Primary School, Orelia 
  • Gilmore College, Orelia 
  • St Vincents Primary School, Parmelia 
  • Peter Carnley Anglican College, Wellard  
  • The King’s College, Wellard​
Registering your Pet 

Animal registrations can be transferred between Councils within Western Australia. There is no charge to transfer a current (paid & still in date) registration. Please come in and see our Customer Service team and provide proof of registration and fill out a registration form. ​​

Find out more about Animal Registrations.​

Animal Services Contact Numbers;

  • City of Kwinana Customer Service - 9439 0200
  • City of Kwinana City Assist - 9439 0400
  • RSPCA - 9209 9300
  • Kwinana Veterinary Clinic - 9419 1346
  • Larkhill Vet (equine and small animals) - 9524 3838
  • Baldivis Veterinary Clinic - 9524 1466
  • Murdoch Pet Emergency Centre - 1300 652 494
  • Challenger Veterinary Hospital - 9419 4133​

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services website provides information on Animal Welfare, including pet kits and plans.

Emergency Preparation and Response

The City of Kwinana, in conjunction with emergency services, have a number of plans and procedures in place in case an emergency occurs. It is also essential that each person in the community is prepared and knows what to do and how to find information in the event of an emergency. 

More information on how to prepare for an emergency can be found on our Emergency Services page or on the Emergency Western Australia​ website. 

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services provides information on Animal Welfare, including pet kits and plans.

Waste and Recycling 

​The City of Kwinana provides residents with one 240 litre General Waste Bin and one 240 litre or 360 litre Recycle Bin. ​

The City also provides the following verge collections for bulk waste that does not fit into the bin:

  • ​Four green waste collections
  • Two bulk waste collections

Discover more information about the City's waste collection services. 

​Important Numbers

(For police, fire or ambulance in a life threatening emergency, call 000)​​​
​Department of Fire & Emergency Services
Public Information Line
133 337
State Emergency Service
Public Assistance
(Flood, storm and earthquake damage)​

132 500
Kwinana City Assist​9439 0400​
Kwinana Police Station​9411 4311​
WA Police (non-emergency)​​131 444
Crime Stoppers​1800 333 000
Health Direct​1800 022 222
Department of Child Protection​9222 2555 or 1800 622 258
Water Corporation​131 375
​​Western Power​131 351
Atco Gas​131 352
Kwinana Industries Council
(Community Information Service)
1300 304 346
Animal Management
Ranger Services (City Assist)
​9439 0400
RSPCA​9209 9300
Wildcare​9474 9055​​
Page reviewed: 15 Nov 2017 8:35pm