Wireless Hill Park is a great place to have a BBQ, visit the museum, see wildflowers, go walking and learn about the history of the area.
- BBQs More info
- Dogs More info
- For Hire
- BBQ Facilities
- Toilets (including accessible unisex toilet)
- Footpaths and Benches
- A Nature Playspace accessible for all abilities
- Museum (closed from 25 November 2019 until March 2020)
- Lookout with views across the swan river
- Heritage Trails
- Hire capacity for private functions up to 200
- Hire capacity for events up to 300 (An approved Events Application is required)
Wireless Hill Heritage Trails
Wireless Hill has some great hertitage walks to explore. To the left is a map to guide you through the trails that have interpretive signage along the way.
The three main walks are:
- Station Walk
- Yagan's Genunny
- Wildflower Walk
The wildflower walk is popular with both local and international tourists during the Perth wildflower season.
Download the map here if you prefer.
The War Memorial
The war memorial at Wireless Hill is a site for ceremonies and a landmark to commemorate those who have served in Australia’s defence forces.
The War Memorial Concept
The people who serve to defend Australia are and were everyday people, ordinary men and women like you and me doing extraordinary things in extraordinary situations.
The design features of the memorial are:
- Nine double-sided steel vertical blades within a circular formation
- Side A displays a panoramic photograph. When viewed from a distance the individual blades come together to form a single scene
- Side B consists of laser cut life-size silhouettes that represent various uniforms and disciplines. These are formed by a pattern of words, sourced from texts chosen in consultation with Applecross RSL
- Lighting to illuminate the memorial at night time
- Plaques of the four arms of the defence forces
The History of Wireless Hill
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.
Reserve Hire Information
This reserve is available for private functions with a capacity of up to 200 people. Events with a capacity of up to 300 people may also be held at the reserve. An approved Event Application is required to secure an event on City of Melville reserves.
Please note there are some things you can't do or bring to this reserve:
- Bouncy castles and marquees are only permitted with required approval
- Petting zoos, animal farms and pony rides may be permitted with approval and a permit
- Pegs/stakes are not permitted to secure structures or bouncy castles. Weights must be used to secure any structures (such as marquees)
- No confetti is permitted
Other important information to note when making a booking:
- Bookings are not accepted for Public Holidays, 18thand 21st birthday parties
- All bookings will be considered tentative until full payment is made
To check for available dates, please contact the Customer Relations Team on 9364 0666 or use the Hire Enquiries form below.
Once you have consulted Customer Relations, please lodge a booking application:
Fees and Charges
Please note this form is for availability enquiries only. To request a booking, please submit a booking application.