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Beaconsfield
PerthWestern Australia
Population 4,120 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 6162
LGA(s) City of Fremantle
State electorate(s) Fremantle
Federal Division(s) Fremantle
Suburbs around Beaconsfield:
Fremantle White Gum Valley Hilton
South Fremantle Beaconsfield Hilton
South Fremantle Hamilton Hamilton Hill

Beaconsfield is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Fremantle. Named after a property known as ‘Beaconsfield’ located in the area in the 1880s, the name was officially adopted from the post office on 1 August 1894. The origin is unknown, but the suburb is probably named after the town in England or the Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli, a former Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Beaconsfield is predominantly a low to medium density residential suburb with extensive community facilities including South Fremantle Senior High School, Challenger TAFE, primary schools, open space recreation reserves and local shops.

Facilities and amenities

There are a number of schools in the suburb, including primary, high school and a technical college (Challenger TAFE) where hospitality and other courses are run. There is a good restaurant at the TAFE where the food is cooked and served by the students; also student-made cocktails.

Parks and playgrounds

  • Beacy Park
  • Davis Park
  • Dick Lawrence Oval
  • Hilton park Soccer Fields
  • Ken Allen Field
  • James Moore Pioneer Park
  • Bruce Lee Reserve

Transport facilities

  • Bus routes available include 98, 99, 103, 107, 140, 150, 160, 511, 513, 520, 522, 530, 531, 532, 533, 825, 881, 920, 940
  • www.transperth.wa.gov.au

Schools & Education

  • Beaconsfield Pre-Primary & PS
  • Winterfold Pre-Primary & PS Winterfold PS Website
  • South Fremantle Senior High School
  • Challenger TAFE
  • Fremantle Peel District Education

Sporting Clubs

  • Hilton Park Bowling & Recreation Club
  • Fremantle City Dockers Junior Football Club Inc.
  • Fremantle Roosters Rugby League Football Club Inc.

Shops & Shopping Centre

  • Lefroy Road Shopping Centre

Notable citizens

  • Peter Tagliaferri, a former mayor of the City of Fremantle between 2001 and 2009

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