Shoalwater, Western Australia


Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia
Shoalwater Bay, Western Australia, July 2019 07.jpg
Shoalwater and Shoalwater Bay
Coordinates32°17′42″S 115°42′22″E / 32.295°S 115.706°E / -32.295; 115.706Coordinates: 32°17′42″S 115°42′22″E / 32.295°S 115.706°E / -32.295; 115.706
Population4,100 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,580/km2 (4,080/sq mi)
Area2.6 km2 (1.0 sq mi)[2]
LGA(s)City of Rockingham
State electorate(s)Rockingham
Federal division(s)Brand
Suburbs around Shoalwater:
Peron Rockingham
Shoalwater Rockingham
Safety Bay

Shoalwater is an outer southern suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, located within the City of Rockingham.

Shoalwater is located within the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park which includes Shoalwater Bay, Warnbro Sound, Cape Peron and several small islands being Penguin island, Seal Island and Shag Rock.

The name 'Shoalwater' was used by the original settlers on the basis of the shallow waters in the area.[3]


Shoalwater is the home of the Shoalwater Bay Cricket Club who play in the Peel Cricket Association. The "seals" have senior teams in A, B, C, D, E and F Grade and junior teams in U/17's, U/15's, U/14's. U/13's, U/12's, U/11's and U/10's. They play at Stan Twight Reserve on Hennessy Way, Rockingham and are a feeder club to the Rockingham-Mandurah District Cricket Club who play in the WACA District competition and to the Peel Representative sides that compete in several Country weeks that are played throughout the season against other country representative sides.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Shoalwater (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2021. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "2016 Community Profiles: Shoalwater (State Suburb)". 2016 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 26 November 2021. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – S". Retrieved 3 December 2021.

External links

  • Shoalwater Islands Marine Park