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Hillarys is an outer-northern suburb of Perth bound by the Indian Ocean. The suburb is six square kilometres in size and is a residential area with commercial sectors in its northeast and significant parklands along the coast. Hillarys’ growth was minimal until the 1970s and it wasn’t until the 1980s through to the 1990s that rapid growth occurred.

Life in Hillarys

Arguably the most notable feature of Hillarys is its boat harbour. A crowd-pleaser for both locals and visitors alike, the large marina and tourist development is home to bars, nightclubs, restaurants, shopping facilities, accommodation, kid-friendly activities and plenty of attractions. Also in the suburb are several parks and walkways, Westfield Whitford City Shopping Centre, Hillarys Shopping Centre, a ferry terminal to Rottnest Island and a local primary and high school.

Hillarys Facts


Distance to Perth (km)18
Local GovernmentJoondalup
Local SchoolsSt Mark’s Anglican Comm School, Lymburner P.S., Padbury S.H.S., Hillarys Community Kindergarten, Hillarys P.S.,
Nearby SchoolsWhitford Catholic Primary School (Craigie) , Padbury Catholic Primary School (Padbury) , Sacred Heart College (Sorrento) , St Stephen’s School (Duncraig)
ShopsWhitfords City
Train StationsWhitfords, Warwick
Bus ServicesBus service to Whitfords or Warwick train stations

Property Ownership Types

Hillarys Property Types

Fully Owned (39%)Being Purchased (42.9%)Being Rented (18.1%)Other (0.1%)
House (90.2%)Duplex/Villa/Town House (9.1%)Flat/Unit/Apartment (0.6%)Other (0.1%)
Population – Usually Resident10,6801,645,573
Median Age of Residents (Years)4035
Average Household Size (persons)2.002.55
Total Households3,604604,425
Number of Occupied Dwellings *3,919595,499
Number of Unoccupied Dwellings31957,529
Median Weekly Household Income$2,201$1,481
Median Monthly Mortgage Repayment$2,440$2,008
Median Weekly Rent$410$327
* Excludes visitor only households

Hillarys by Age

Hillarys Households

Below 19 yrs (28.3%)20-64 yrs (61.8%)Over 65 yrs (9.9%)
Couples without children (31.2%)Couple family with children (45.2%)Single parent family (7.5%)Other families (0.8%)Lone Person (13.1%)Group Household (2.2%)
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