Postcode: 6027  |  Distance to CBD: 26km


This suburb is named after Lake Joondalup, situated on the eastern side of the suburb. Joondalup is an Aboriginal word first recorded in 1838, and said to mean either "place of pool or pond", "place of shining waters" or "underground blackboy". Another account states that a 'joondal' is a creature that can only move backwards.


In 1838, prolific explorer of Western Australia, George Grey set up camp near Lake Joondalup; records show friendly relations with the traditional owners, the Yellagonga mob of the Noongar people. The name 'Joondalup' is a Noongar Aboriginal believed to mean 'place of shining' in reference to Lake Joondalup. Little white settlement occurred, with Joondalup being part of the stock trail frequented by some early settlers, such as the Clarkson brothers and in later years part of a rural and market garden area, feeding Perth.


In 1977 Act in Parliament on was proclaimed and in 1979, the Shire of Wanneroo Administration Centre in Joondalup officially opened, followed by the opening of Wanneroo Hospital Joondalup Health Campus in 1980. By 2002, Joondalup housed the WA Police Academy, the Joondalup Campus of Edith Cowan University; Joondalup Arena; Joondalup Civic Chambers and Public Library; Joondalup Police Station and Courthouse; Joondalup Country Club and Golf Course as well as schools and major shopping centres. The main Freeway and rail lines service Joondalup from Perth.


The new city of Joondalup boasts a large UK born population; well over 90% of the dwellings in Joondalup being very modern homes set in gardens and a very high proportion of the residents of Joondalup are homeowners who have lived in Joondalup for less than 5 years. Many Joondalup people work in Perth or in local service industries.

With the beaches and attractions of the pristine Indian Ocean some 5 km to the west, surfing, snorkelling, fishing, boating are great attractions. A short distance away at Hillarys Harbour ferries leave Hillarys for Rottnest Island. Yanchep and Yanchep National Park is a short drive north from Joondalup and the Swan Valley wineries are some 30 minutes away. World class golfing is available at the Joondalup Golf Course.

Joondalup Golf Course
The Joondalup Resort Golf Course in Perth, Western Australia is a Country Club cum Resort, championship golf course.

History of the course
The Joondalup golf course consists of three different natural landscapes of bushland, dunes and quarry that offer a unique challenge due to the assorted golf holes styles and includes a scenic background for every hole. The course forms the core attraction of the Joondalup


Country Club and Resort Hotel
The Joondalup Golf Course was designed by famous golfing architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. in 1985. The par 72, 6332 metre, 27-hole fabulous layout of the Joondalup Golf Course weaves itself through a web of grand quarries, rolling dunes and serene lakes. The harsh natural bushland terrain of the Joondalup blends well with the rising and falling fairways, craftily positioned bunkers and smooth and fast greens.

The wide variety of the Joondalup greens include fairways created with strains of Santa Ana couch grass, the Bentgrass greens of the PennCross variety while the roughs are of the Rye and Fescue source designed to enjoy alternative golfing surfaces.  The Joondalup Golf club also provides a wide range of practice facilities that coaches golfers in putting, driving and chipping over the ingeniously positioned bunkers onto the lush greens.

The Clubhouse of the Joondalup Country Club provides golfers with various facilities belonging to a first class variety, and apart from being a venue for conventions and banquets; it also acts as a restroom providing relaxation for tired golfers.

Few golf courses anywhere in the world offer the dramatic contrasts, the scenic beauty and the sheer golfing challenge of Joondalup Country Club's 27 hole championship golf course. Designed by the internationally renowned Robert Trent Jones Jr, the Perth golf course presents a tough, uncompromising lay-out, featuring great variation in setting and style.

The spectacular golf course in Perth sweeps across dense bushland, cuts through steep limestone quarries and skirts picturesque lakes, to present surprises and challenges at almost every turn. One minute you are playing an approach shot beneath a 30-metre limestone cliff, the next you are adapting to the fresh ocean breeze on an undulating links style fairway.

Parks & Reserves

The City maintains in excess of 300 passive and active parks and reserves for the use and enjoyment of residents, as well as sport, recreation and community organisations.  The City's passive parkland areas are a great place for family picnics and barbecues or just to relax and walk the dog (dogs are permitted at most of the City's parks).

Active parks are used by sport and recreation groups for activities such as football, rugby, cricket, soccer, hockey, baseball, softball, tee-ball and many other outdoor leisure pursuits. Parks can be booked for sporting fixtures, community events and private functions. Conditions apply and applications need to be made for community events and private functions.

The City has a range of beautiful parks for weddings including:


Flinders Park, Hillarys
Mawson Park, Hillarys
Central Park, Joondalup
Neil Hawkins Park, Joondalup
Blue Lake Park, Joondalup
Beaumaris Park, Ocean Reef
Broadbeach Park, Hillarys
Iluka Foreshore Park, Iluka
Sorrento Beach Foreshore, Sorrento
Tom Simpson Park, Mullaloo
Lacepede Park, Sorrento


For a Sunday picnic, barbecue or a playground for the kids, try:


MacDonald Park, Padbury
Penistone Park, Greenwood
Kingsley Park, Kingsley
Geneff Park, Sorrento
Percy Doyle Sports Complex, Duncraig
Heathridge Park, Heathridge
Iluka Foreshore Park, Iluka
Neil Hawkins Park, Joondalup
Picnic Cove Park, Edgewater
Tom Simpson Park, Mullaloo
Whitfords Nodes, Hillarys
Burns Beach Foreshore, Burns Beach
Yellagonga Regional Park, Edgewater to Joondalup
Broadbeach Park, Hillarys
Iluka District Open Space, Iluka
Blackboy Park, Mullaloo
Sorrento Beach Foreshore, Sorrento


Sunset Markets

The annual City of Joondalup Sunset Markets will bring the streets of Joondalup’s Central Business District alive every Friday from 20 November to 18 December in a special pre-Christmas night market. Bring the whole family to enjoy free entertainment by Perth’s best musicians and street art performers, free children's activities and, of course, stalls showcasing everything from food to fashion, toys to textiles and coffee to craftwork. A great family summer evening out!

Date: Fridays 20 November to 18 December
Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Where: Central Walk, Joondalup CBD (intersection of Reid Promenade and Central Walk)
Cost: Free

Don't miss the following fantastic artists performing at the markets:

Joondalup Festival

The City of Joondalup proudly presents the Joondalup Festival, the Northern Corridor's largest and most significant cultural event. For two days, the heart of the Joondalup CBD will come alive with a host of activities and world-class entertainment. Don't miss an amazing FREE program including live music, children's entertainment, games and rides, markets, street arts, youth activities, the iconic Street Parade, and much, much more.

Get Involved!

If you are a professional or amateur performing artist, community group, local school, market stallholder or volunteer, there may be opportunities for you to be a part of the Joondalup Festival.

The Festival includes professional performers of all kinds, such as musicians, entertainers, street artists, children's performers and buskers. If you are a professional interested in performing at the Festival, please download the Professional Performers Package from the box on the top right of this screen.

The City of Joondalup invites community groups to take part in the 2010 Joondalup Festival, by performing on the Festival Stage between 1pm-5pm. This is a great opportunity to perform and promote your community group, company or club. All community based performances are welcome and we hope to present a variety of entertainment styles and forms. Should you wish to be involved, please download the Community Performer Pack, and then complete the online application form here.

Joondalup Arena
Arena Joondalup is a multi-purpose stadium sport, recreation and aquatic centre located in Joondalup, Western Australia. It is located on 35ha of parkland approximately 25 km north of Perth. It was officially opened in 1994. An $11 million indoor aquatic centre, including a 50m 10-lane competition pool, was completed in 2000 as part of the Arena Joondalup complex

The Arena usually hosts Australian rules football matches and has been the home stadium of the West Perth Football Club since 1994. It is also home to the ECU Joondalup Soccer Club (formerly Joondalup City) since 1995 and the Joondalup & Districts Rugby League Club (Joondalup Giants) who moved to the Arena in 2008. The capacity of the venue is 16,000 people. The stadium is part of a larger athletic complex that has an indoor arena that can host basketball and netball matches, a swimming venue, and a field hockey area. It is the largest athletic complex of its kind in Western Australia.

Arena Joondalup was awarded 'Facility Management Award' at the biannual Sport and Recreation Industry Awards in November 2001. Since 1999 Arena Joondalup has been host to the Rock-It musical festival, which is one of the major rock concerts held regularly in Perth, with attendances of up to 25,000 people.

Arena Joondalup & Aquatic Centre
Arena Joondalup is located in the City of Joondalup, 25km from Perth and is the largest multi-purpose sport, recreation and entertainment facility in Western Australia. Arena Joondalup is a super complex with many facilities including an outdoor sports ground which can host Australian Football, Rugby League, and Soccer; an indoor arena which can host sports such as Basketball and Netball; a Swimming complex; and a Hockey facility.

The outdoor sports ground has a modern grandstand, with a 16,000 capicity and a wonderful grass hill surrounding the remaining perimeter of the ground. The arena is well lit by quality lighting. Joondalup Arena is home to the West Perth FC, which plays in the WAFL and relocated north to the venue in a bold, yet exciting move several years ago.

Joondalup Aquatic Centre
Arena’s Aquatic Centre has something for everyone. For competitive swimmers, the 50m pool comprises 10 lanes and graduates from 1.2m to 2m in depth. It is heated to 26.5 degrees which is ideal for training In the colder months. If you enjoy a recreational swim, we have dedicated lanes for the public at various speeds, so even if you’re not an Olympic swimmer, you can still enjoy a leisurely swim in the competition pool.

The Leisure Pool is perfect for a splashing good time, It features three 25m lanes, is heated to 28.5 degrees, and has a beach entry which graduates to 1.2m maximum depth, ideal for everyone from babies to adults and people with special needs, Go for a whirl in the Lazy River, or accelerate through the darkness on the 42m water slide before splashing to safety In the warmth of the pool.

Keep an eye out for the Giant Inflatable, where kids can race their motes through the arches, in the tunnels, over the steps and down the slides. For session times please phone 9300 3355.


Get Active

Want to take a walk around our beautiful area, download the City of Joondalup Walking Maps.



Local Schools

Joondalup Education Support Centre

Joondalup P.S.

Lake Joondalup Baptist College

Lake Joondalup Pre-School

Joondalup TAFE

Edith Cowan University



Other Nearby Schools

Currambine Catholic Primary School (Currambine)

Prendiville Catholic College (Ocean Reef)

St Simon Peter Catholic Primary School (Ocean Reef)

Mater Dei College (Edgewater)

Lake Joondalup Baptist Primary School (Joondalup)

Lake Joondalup Baptist




Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre




Bus service to Joondalup Train Station



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