In 2006, the local primary school, Orange Grove Primary School, became the first school in Western Australia to produce a podcast, with its show entitled Podkids Australia.
Despite the name, Bickley Dam is situated within Orange Grove. It was constructed in 1921 on Bickley Brook, a tributary of the Canning River. This created Bickley Reservoir, which has a capacity of 0.06 gigalitres (GL). It is a source of drinking water for the Integrated Water Supply System (IWSS) which services Perth, Mandurah, Pinjarra, Harvey and the Goldfields and Agricultural regions. It was used as a direct source of water for Perth until 1994. Since 1994, however, it has operated as a pumpback for Victoria Reservoir due to low pipeline pressure and poor water quality.