The suburb of Beeliar is in the City of Cockburn and was officially opened early in1995. Its name is a Noongar word for river or water flowing through and is often cited in Cockburn’s history (The Noongar are Indigenous Australian people who live in the south-west corner of Western Australia). Beeliar originally referred to a country area along the Swan River which its Indigenous people had land rights over. Beeliar as we know it today, bears the countryside vibe that its name historically suggests.
Two nature reserves must take credit for the wonderful character of this suburb that draws interest in the property market.
Beeliar covers an area of 11.4 square kilometres. This area was carved out of the southern part of an older Cockburn suburb, Yangebup created in 1977.
The Beeliar Regional Park, with a string of 26 lakes, takes up a large portion of this suburb to the north. Turning south, Beeliar residents have the Thomson’s Lake Nature Reserve that will appeal to the love for nature in most people. The reserve offers a 5.7 kilometer looping nature trail great for bushwalking. More than 10,000 migratory birds visit the wetland of this nature reserve each year.
Living in Beeliar puts its residents just 20 kilometers south of Perth City. A commute to the city will take about 25 minutes by car via the easily accessible Kwinana Freeway. Quick access to the freeway is through Beeliar Drive in the north and Russel Road in the south. Residents also have the convenience of public transport by train from Cockburn Central train station nearby.
For local shopping, there is the Beeliar village or for even more convenient, shopping and dining venues there is the Beeliar Shopping Centre, which is home to a large IGA Supermarket, located on Lakefront Avenue in the central part of the suburb. Some 5 kilometers east of Beeliar is the Cockburn Gateway Shopping City, this commercial complex boasts more than 170 shops and restaurants.
Within walking distance from the Beeliar Shopping centre you will find the Beeliar Community Centre. The facilities available in this community centre include the scenic Lake Tino Riccio with a fountain. The centre also offers a meeting/activity room, kitchen, sports complex, playground, and open green space in the Beeliar Oval.
Beeliar residents can spend their leisure time at the suburb’s Radonich Park. The park’s public recreational facilities include exercise equipment, a playground, and barbeque stations. The artistic side of this suburb is on display in the street art in the Community Centre that the Beeliar youth artists created. Beeliar is also home to two murals and one sculpture which are part of the 30 artworks of the Cockburn Drive Thru Art Gallery.
The rising population of Beeliar is excellent for its real estate market. The suburb’s 2021 census counted 8,617 residents, up by 15.6% since 2016. As of 2022 the median house price in Beeliar over a 12-month period is estimated at $572, 500
Couples with children account for nearly half of households in Beeliar, where 33 is the median age of residents. Those under 18 dominate the suburb’s residents, at 30.5%. The next dominant Beeliar demographic is the 34 to 49 age group at 29.5%.
Several local schools serve Beeliar families with school-age kids. They can send them to public schools like the Beeliar Primary School or its counterparts in South Coogee Success and Jandakot.
Secondary education are also well covered by several nearby schools. Atwell College, SEDA College, and Emmanuel Catholic College are among the choices for enrolling older Beeliar students.