Bailup, Western Australia

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Western Australia
Bailup is located in Perth
Coordinates31°44′24″S 116°18′36″E / 31.740°S 116.31°E / -31.740; 116.31Coordinates: 31°44′24″S 116°18′36″E / 31.740°S 116.31°E / -31.740; 116.31
Population40 (2016 census)[1]
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Pearce

Bailup is a Western Australian locality and rural residential estate located 62 kilometres (39 mi) north-east of the state capital, Perth, along Toodyay Road. The population recorded at the 2016 census was 40;[1] the area is split between the Shire of Toodyay and Shire of Mundaring, the latter of which contains most of the land area.


Bailup was named after a nearby creek and a police station and inn established on Toodyay Road in the 1840s; the name is of Noongar origin but its meaning is unclear.[2] The name was approved in early 1999 by the Department of Land Administration.[3]


Most of the locality is covered in open Jarrah, marri and wandoo woodland, with some areas of dense understorey vegetation. Nearby Morangup Hill (31°39′31″S 116°18′55″E / 31.65861°S 116.31528°E / -31.65861; 116.31528), the main feature of a reserve managed by the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) on the edge of the Avon Valley National Park, is a granite peak providing extensive views over the surrounding area and is home to several species of birds including the square-tailed kite.[4] The Red Swamp Brook, which runs through Bailup, feeds a significant wetland area.


The main road route through the area is Toodyay Road (State Route 50). Bailup Road links Bailup to Wooroloo further south.[5] No public transport is available.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bailup". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 April 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – B". Retrieved 9 June 2007.
  3. ^ Department of Land Administration (January – March 1999). "Geographic name approvals in Western Australia". 15 (1). ISSN 0817-265X.
  4. ^ Birds Australia WA (Inc) (November 2005). "Birds Around Northam (Number 17A)" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 October 2006. Retrieved 13 November 2006.
  5. ^ Department of Land Information. StreetSmart Perth Street Directory (54th ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Maps S4-S5 (overview). ISBN 978-0-909439-67-5.

Further reading[edit]

  • Elliot, Ian (1983). Mundaring - A History of the Shire (2nd ed.). Mundaring: Mundaring Shire. ISBN 0-9592776-0-9.
  • Spillman, Ken (2003). Life was meant to be here: community and local government in the Shire of Mundaring. Mundaring: Mundaring Shire. ISBN 0-9592776-3-3.

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