Kallaroo, Western Australia

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PerthWestern Australia
Kallaroo is located in Perth
Coordinates31°47′20″S 115°44′20″E / 31.789°S 115.739°E / -31.789; 115.739Coordinates: 31°47′20″S 115°44′20″E / 31.789°S 115.739°E / -31.789; 115.739
Population5,119 (2006 census)[1]
Location26 km (16 mi) NNW of Perth
LGA(s)City of Joondalup
State electorate(s)Ocean Reef
Federal Division(s)Moore
Suburbs around Kallaroo:
Mullaloo Beldon
Indian Ocean Kallaroo Craigie
Hillarys Padbury

Kallaroo is one of the four 'Whitfords' suburbs that resulted from the State Government rezoning large areas of coastal land for development in 1969. Kallaroo was chosen as a suburb name in 1970 and is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘road to the water’.[2] The suburb is home to one primary school, Springfield Primary School, which was named after the original housing estate. The school was established in 1972, with four demountable classrooms and 179 students.

Street names in the Kallaroo are predominantly after shipwrecks, including famous West Australian shipwrecks, such as the Batavia.

The land west of Dampier Avenue was developed during the mid-late 1980s and, although part of Kallaroo, is known as Northshore, in reference to the project name of the housing estate.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kallaroo (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 October 2008.
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – K". Retrieved 25 May 2007.