Wireless Hill Museum

Wireless Hill has been a place of communication for thousands of years.

Previously used by the Noongar Beeliar Aboriginal people as a lookout and a place to send smoke signals, Wireless Hill became the site of Applecross Wireless Station in 1912.

The Wireless Station was one of Australia’s first links with radio technology and was used for telecommunications during World War One and World War Two. Using Morse Code, the Station communicated with ships off the Australian coast using a mast that was 112 metres tall. For a historical timeline of the Station, click here.

In 1968 the Station was vacated and it is now listed on the Western Australian Register of Heritage Places. Located within the old Engine Room of the Station, Wireless Hill Museum currently hosts regular exhibitions, educational talks, school holiday activities, and a Museum Learning Program.

What's On at Wireless Hill Museum

Open Day - Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 10.00am to 3.00pm

On International Day for Monuments and Sites, come along to the Wireless Hill Open Day.  There will be a range of events and activities for everyone.

•    See the new museum exhibition: 50 Objects in 50 Years, a snap shot of Melville’s history over the last 50 years.

•    Wander through the walks trails on the 40 hectare parkland and bush.

•    Play on the nature playground.

•    Remember at the war memorial.

•    Explore the rich Aboriginal heritage of the site known as Yagan’s Gennuny.

•    Try the free craft activities for young people and help make a giant Jenga monument.

•    And many more things to see and do.

  • Special talk at 1.00pm
Title: The Celebrity Life of a 15th Century Book; The Gutenberg Bible at the John Rylands Library, Manchester
Presenter: Specialist Collections Librarian Julianne Simpson, from Manchester University.
Bookings: Reserve your place online or phone 9364 0158.

Current Museum Exhibition:

50 Years 50 Objects celebrates the 50th anniversary of the City of Melville, through an eclectic range of objects that have been grouped together to tell their own stories…all in some way connected to the Melville story of the past 50 years. On show at Wireless Hill Museum from 25 February to end of December 2018.

Current Local History Project:
Melville Milestones Callout - Share your Melville Memories!