Piney Lakes Reserve

Surrounded by native bushland Piney Lakes, Winthrop offers serenity and tranquillity.

Surrounded by native bushland Piney Lakes, Winthrop offers serenity and tranquillity.

Piney Lakes Reserve is located in the suburb of Winthrop in the City of Melville.  The Reserve is bounded by Leach Highway to the north and Murdoch Drive to the east.

The Reserve encompasses approximately 67ha, comprising around 50ha of bushland and wetland environments and about 17ha of developed parklands to the south and west.

Aboriginal people associated with the area were members of the Beeliar group, whose land stretched between the Swan and Southern River and to the Canning River in the east.

Piney Lakes is a very significant site for the traditional custodians of the area and is a sacred place for Aboriginal women.  It was the women's area to perform ceremonies and to discuss women's business and to take young boys through their initiations.

The Reserve currently accommodates a variety of passive recreational activities including, walking, jogging, cycling, nature study (including fauna observation), dog walking, children's play activities, night walks and community purposes/education.

 There are a number of facilities in the park, including:

  • A strategic path network to provide alternative paths for pedestrians throughout the Reserve and cyclists at the perimeter of the Reserve
  • A boardwalk for controlled access in the wetland area
  • Open space and picnic areas to the south of the bushland and wetland conservation area
  • The Environmental Education Centre
  • A Sensory Play Park in the parkland area
  • A lake adjacent to the Play Park, to provide a focus for recreation
  • Toilets
  • Dog exercise area
  • Footpaths and Benches

The Reserve may be suitable for the following functions and activities.

Wedding ceremonies with up to 200 guests.  Large functions and weddings will need to arrange for overflow parking on the Reserve. This will be a requirement for the larger bookings and additional hire charges may apply.

Large functions (birthday parties, family reunions, children's birthday parties, etc.) with up to 300 guests.  Large functions and weddings will need to arrange for overflow parking on the Reserve.  This will be a requirement for the larger bookings and additional hire charges may apply.

Bouncy castles, marquees, petting zoos and pony rides may be approved to be included as part of your booking at this Reserve.  To gain approval, please indicate the request on the Booking Application form and read the Before You Book.  You may need to include further forms when submitting the Booking Application form.

Please note:

  • Only approved bouncy castles are permitted on the site
  • Only approved petting zoos, pony rides or animal farms are permitted on the site
  • Only approved marquees are approved on the Reserve
  • Pegs are not permitted for use within the Reserve.  Weights must be used to secure any structures
  • No confetti is permitted
  • Bookings will not be accepted for Public Holidays.
  • The waterfall only runs when the lake is low. It can not be guaranteed to be running during your booking.

To check on availability please contact a Customer Service Team Officer on 1300 635 845. Please refer to the Fees and Charges in Related Items.

To request a booking please complete the relevant online Booking Application Form listed below or the PDF Booking Application Form in Related Items.

Wedding Ceremony Form