The City of Joondalup is located in the fast-growing northwest corridor of Perth, with its southern boundary just 15 kilometres from the Central Business District of Perth. With a population of 160,995 and a total land area of approximately 99 square kilometres, the City is one of the largest local governments in Western Australia by population.
The City has won numerous awards and was named the World’s Most Liveable City of 2011 in its population category at the UN-endorsed annual International Awards for Liveable Communities. The LivCom Awards are a worldwide competition focusing on International Best Practice regarding the management of the local environment with the further objective of improving the quality of life of citizens through the creation of ‘liveable communities’.
Joondalup City Centre has a relaxed, casual atmosphere with a combination of cultural, civic, commercial and residential properties built on the edge of the stunning Lake Joondalup. Residents and visitors enjoy the cosmopolitan feel and excellent selection of restaurants and cafes. There are many beaches and parks to explore.
The region has always attracted international guests and immigrants with almost 40 per cent of the population born overseas.
Joondalup enjoys a sunny, Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry with an average temperature of 32 degrees during the day. Winters are mild and wet with an average day time temperature of 18 degrees.
The City has diverse education options including:
- Primary Schools – there are 47 government and private primary schools in the region
- High Schools – there are 16 government and private high schools in the region.
- Higher Education – the Joondalup Learning Precinct in the heart of the City Centre encompasses Edith Cowan University, North Metropolitan Tafe and the Western Australian Police Academy; and
- Joondalup is also home to an Edith Cowan College.
With numerous visitor attractions and amenities, such as Hillarys Boat Harbour and AQWA, the region is a must for international and interstate holiday-makers, business visitors, day trippers and Western Australian families.
The Joondalup City Centre is located 25 minutes north of Perth along the Mitchell Freeway.
There are a range of public transport options available to access the City Centre and surrounding suburbs.