Point Walter

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Point Walter viewed from across the river, in Mosman Park

Point Walter is a point in the Swan River, Western Australia. It is located on the southern shore and forms the western end of Melville Water. Point Walter is located in the suburb of Bicton and is on the opposite side of the river to the suburbs of Mosman Park, Peppermint Grove, and Dalkeith.

Point Walter is notable for the sand bar that extends over 1 km into the river, sections of which often submerge under high water.

It is the site of various cultural monuments and activities, including a war memorial avenue and the "YAC it up" free concert for youth, organised by the Melville City council.[needs update][1]

Point Walter was named in 1827 by Sir James Stirling, in honour of his favourite older brother, Walter Stirling.

Port Walter viewed from Freshwater Bay, Claremont


  1. ^ "YAC It Up Turns It Up for its 10th Birthday". City of Melville. 7 February 2008. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  • Melville (W.A. : Municipality). Council.(2004) Blackwall Reach and Point Walter Bushland management plan Booragoon, W.A.: City of Melville.
  • Turner, Ric (1986) Point Walter : a history from corroboree to cup for Western Australian Government, Department for Sport and Recreation. Floreat Park [W.A.]

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Coordinates: 32°00′40″S 115°47′12″E / 32.0112°S 115.7866°E / -32.0112; 115.7866