Dalkeith is approximately 3 square kilometres in size. It has 8 parks covering nearly 17% of the total area. The population of Dalkeith at the 2021 ABS Census was 4,398 people and this predominantly consists of families with and without children (91.3% of households). 78.7% of the Dalkeith population work in professional/managerial occupations with Medical, Legal, Accounting and Real Estate Services as the top industries featured. The median average weekly income is 167% higher than the national average.
The eastern portion of the present suburb of Dalkeith was originally Swan Location 85 of 320 acres, assigned to Adam Armstrong in 1831. Armstrong, a widower, arrived in the Colony aboard the “Gilmore” with his six children in 1829. Prior to coming, he was the manager of the Earl of Dalkeith’s estate in Scotland and when he erected a cottage in 1833 on his land, he named it “Dalkeith Cottage” now called Gallop House and raised goats and horses on the property. The Aboriginal name for the place where this cottage stood was “Katamboordup”. (source: Wikipedia)
Dalkeith is an attractive suburb surrounded by the river on three sides and home to some of the most expensive properties in Perth. It’s proximity to many of Perth’s best private schools and to the city make it a highly desirable suburb. With tree-lined streets and many large nature reserves and parklands, including Masons Gardens, Beatrice Reserve, now Cruikshank after a long-term mayor, and Bishop Reserve make it one of the leafiest suburbs in Perth. It’s quiet streets are appealing to all ages but particularly benefit young families. There is an array of sporting facilities, including the Dalkeith Tennis Club and Bowling Club, that are located right by the river.
Dalkeith has a great community feel with the shopping and cafe strip on Waratah Avenue being the hub.
- Dalkeith Village: The local village is a charming hub featuring boutique shops, cafes, and eateries, fostering a quaint and welcoming atmosphere for residents and visitors alike.
- Local Restaurants and Coffee Shops: There are several dining and café options in Dalkeith within walking distance. The well-known Valdarnos, Café Des Délices, Archie & Max, and the newly opened Isoletta Bar & Ristorante all present dining options to the local community. Additionally, there are new restaurants planned to open in the Revue Building and at Dalkeith Village.
- Point Resolution Reserve: This scenic reserve offers breathtaking views of the river, providing a perfect setting for picnics, leisurely strolls, and enjoying mesmerizing sunsets.
- Dalkeith and Nedlands Tennis Clubs: Tennis enthusiasts can enjoy the facilities and events hosted by the local tennis club, promoting an active lifestyle and fostering a sense of camaraderie among residents.
- Dalkeith Nedlands Bowling Club: A social and recreational hub in the community, the bowling club provides a space for friendly games and social gatherings, contributing to the suburb's vibrant community spirit.
- War Memorial: The Dalkeith War Memorial stands as a poignant reminder of the suburb's history and honours those who served, creating a significant focal point for reflection and commemoration.
- Dalkeith Foreshore: The riverside area offers not just scenic beauty but also opportunities for outdoor activities like cycling, jogging, or simply enjoying the calming ambience.
- Dalkeith Primary School: Recognised for its academic excellence and community involvement, the local primary school plays a pivotal role in shaping the educational landscape of the suburb.
- Dalkeith Hall: This historic hall serves as a venue for community events, workshops, and gatherings, preserving its heritage while actively contributing to modern community engagement.
- Cottesloe and Swanbourne Beach Proximity: While not directly within Dalkeith, the nearby accessibility to Cottesloe and Swanbourne Beach offers a fantastic opportunity for beach lovers to enjoy the sun, sand, and surf just a short drive away. BUT always remember to put on your 50+ sunscreen as despite feeling invincible as a youngster, you are highly likely to develop serious cancers from overexposure to the sun.
- Easy access to at least 3 yacht clubs on the Swan River and the Nedlands Golf Club on the boundary of Dalkeith.
These highlights encapsulate some unique features and attractions that make Dalkeith a distinctive and vibrant community within Western Australia.
Dalkeith Primary School Intake Map