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Brabham
PerthWestern Australia
20200307 Shalom House Perth - Front View.jpg
Shalom House, located in Brabham
Population 3,307 (2016 census)
Established 2011
Postcode(s) 6055
LGA(s) City of Swan
State electorate(s) Swan Hills
Federal Division(s) Pearce
Suburbs around Brabham:
Whiteman Henley Brook Henley Brook
Whiteman Brabham West Swan
Bennett Springs Dayton West Swan

Brabham is a suburb located about 21 km (13 mi) north-east of Perth's central business district (CBD). The suburb is located in the City of Swan just south of Henley Brook, formerly being a part of that suburb before it was gazetted in May 2011. The suburb was named after Australian motor racing personality Sir Jack Brabham who competed in the 1962 Australian Grand Prix, held at the nearby Caversham Airfield. The suburb is part of the City of Swan's urban growth corridor and is bordered by Park Street to the north, Murray Street to the east, Harrow Street to the south and Drumpellier Drive and Isoondon Street to the west. It is located in the Whiteman Ward of the City of Swan.

1962 Australian Gran Prix

The 1962 Australian Grand Prix became a big test for the financially strapped West Australian Club, but they managed to pull it off just.

During the race a fierce contest was brewing between Jack Brabham in his Australian built car and the Australian Grand Prix rookie Bruce McLaren in a Cooper Climax.

Brabham would be forced from the race after hitting a back marker in the latter stages of the race allowing McLaren to take the victory.

Education facilities

Brabham has access to a wide range of primary and secondary schools, both public and private.

Primary schools include:

  • Brabham Primary School
  • Ellenbrook Independent Primary School
  • St Helena’s Catholic Primary School
  • Caversham Primary School

Secondary schools include:

  • Ellenbrook Secondary College
  • Swan Valley Anglican Community School
  • Ellenbrook Christian College
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