Calista, Western Australia


Calista is a southern suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Kwinana.

PerthWestern Australia
Kwinana Adventure Park, September 2019 03.jpg
Kwinana Adventure Park, located at Calista
Coordinates32°14′31″S 115°48′25″E / 32.242°S 115.807°E / -32.242; 115.807Coordinates: 32°14′31″S 115°48′25″E / 32.242°S 115.807°E / -32.242; 115.807
Population1,992 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density866/km2 (2,240/sq mi)
Area2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)[2]
LGA(s)City of Kwinana
State electorate(s)Kwinana
Federal division(s)Brand
Suburbs around Calista:
Medina Medina Orelia
Kwinana Beach Calista Parmelia and Kwinana Town Centre
Leda Leda Wellard

Calista is one of the Kwinana suburbs named after a ship. Calista was one of the first ships to bring settlers to the Swan River Colony. She arrived with 73 passengers on 5 August 1829 under the command of Captain S. Hawkins. Two of the most notable passengers on the ship were Lionel and William Samson.[3]

Calista is home to the Kwinana Adventure Park which was voted the Western Australia’s joint Favourite Playground in 2021.[4]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Calista (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 November 2021.  
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "2016 Community Profiles: Calista (State Suburb)". 2016 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 30 November 2021.  
  3. ^ Perth and surrounds suburb names: Calista Landgate, accessed: 1 March 2021
  4. ^ "Australia's Favourite Playground". Boobobutt. 17 December 2021. Retrieved 7 March 2022.

External linksEdit

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