kids encyclopedia robot

Bickley, Western Australia facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Bickley
PerthWestern Australia
Population 673 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 6076
LGA(s) City of Kalamunda
State electorate(s) Kalamunda
Federal Division(s) Pearce
Suburbs around Bickley:
Kalamunda Piesse Brook Hacketts Gully
Walliston Bickley Reservoir
Carmel Pickering Brook Pickering Brook

Bickley is a suburb located within the City of Kalamunda, in Perth, Western Australia.

It is situated on the Darling Scarp and is known for the brook of the same name.

Before 1949 it was a stopping place on the Upper Darling Range Railway. It was originally known as "Heidelburg" or "Heidelberg", but during World War I, Western Australian Government Railways and Tramways renamed it "Bickley" after a local pioneer Wallace Bickley.

It has been the site of holiday and other sorts of camps.

The Seven Network and Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Perth television transmission towers have been located there since the founding of television in Perth in 1959.

Perth Observatory, originally situated in West Perth is also currently located in Bickley.

It is also one of the major meteorological stations within the Perth Metropolitan Area due to its length of time of operation and location on the Darling Scarp.

It is also the location of water reservoirs.

Climate

Climate data for Bickley
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.6
(87.1)
30.6
(87.1)
28.1
(82.6)
23.5
(74.3)
19.5
(67.1)
16.0
(60.8)
15.0
(59)
15.9
(60.6)
17.4
(63.3)
21.0
(69.8)
24.9
(76.8)
27.9
(82.2)
22.5
(72.5)
Average low °C (°F) 15.2
(59.4)
15.7
(60.3)
14.5
(58.1)
12.5
(54.5)
10.2
(50.4)
8.1
(46.6)
7.1
(44.8)
7.4
(45.3)
8.1
(46.6)
9.4
(48.9)
11.7
(53.1)
13.4
(56.1)
11.1
(52)
Rainfall mm (inches) 17.2
(0.677)
20.0
(0.787)
24.7
(0.972)
55.7
(2.193)
130.2
(5.126)
205.1
(8.075)
221.8
(8.732)
169.5
(6.673)
120.5
(4.744)
67.0
(2.638)
41.4
(1.63)
12.5
(0.492)
1,096.5
(43.169)
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology
kids search engine
Bickley, Western Australia Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.