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Welcome To My Suburb – Ballajura (City of Swan)

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Ballajura is a northern suburb located just 14km from the Perth CBD, making it a popular suburb for city workers, yet it is also family-friendly, with several schooling options, child care facilities and due to its close proximity to the Swan Valley and Whiteman Park. In our series of articles titled ‘Welcome to my Suburb’, we take a closer look at Ballajura.

Council and surrounding suburbs
Council: City of Swan
Surrounding suburbs: Alexander Heights, Koondoola, Malaga, Noranda and Whiteman

Public transport
While Ballajura does not have a railway station, it does have several local bus services that can take you straight to the city. The number 344 bus takes around 20-25 minutes to reach the city. The nearest train stations are Bassendean and Ashfield.

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Schools, childcare and tertiary education

Public/Independent Primary Schools
Illawarra Primary School is an independent primary school.

Image: Ballajura Primary School website


Private Primary Schools
See also private high schools below.

Public High School
Ballajura Community College provides education for years 7 to 12.

Nearest private high schools
Landsdale Christian School provides education from kindergarten to year 12.
St Andrews Grammar is a co-ed school from kindergarten to year 12.

Childcare

Tertiary Education
Edith Cowan University's Mount Lawley and Joondalup campuses, plus Curtin University in Bentley, are around 20-25 minutes drive, while the University of Western Australia is around 30 minutes drive. North Metropolitan TAFE has campuses in Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Mount Lawley (plus others.)

Health

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Hospitals
The nearest general hospitals are St John of God Midland and Joondalup Health Campus, both of which have a maternity ward.

Medical Centres
Ballajura Medical Centre is open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, 8am to 5pm on Saturdays and 9am to 1pm on Sundays
Illawarra Medical Centre is open from 7:30am to 8pm on weekdays (7pm Fridays) on Saturdays from 8am to 2pm and Sundays 9am to12pm

Shopping
Ballajura Shopping Centre has a Supa IGA, post office, newsagents, bakery, butcher and the Cricketers Arms, plus other shops.
Ballajura Central has a Woolworths supermarket, newsagency and a few little shops.
The sprawling Galleria Morley is located around 15 minutes drive away.

Image: The Alexander Bar and Bistro Facebook page


Dining Out

Fitness
Ballajura Aquatic Centre has a lap pool, gymnasium, personal training, crèche and so much more.
Ballajura Indoor Sports Centre is located in nearby Malaga and offers cricket, netball, soccer and sports for juniors.
First Taekwondo Ballajura offers martial arts training for adults and children aged 6 years and over.

Community Services
Ballaura Library, which has Rhyme Time on Thursday mornings at 9:30am and Story Time on Mondays at 10:30am, plus other ongoing activities for kids.
Ballajura Memorial Peace Park is a war memorial dedicated to local soldiers and is located at 258 Illawarra Crescent.

Image: Inflatable World Ballajura Facebook page


Police
The nearest police station is located on Cassowary Drive in Ballajura, and is open from 8am to 4pm on weekdays. The nearest 24 hour police station is Mirrabooka.

Recreational facilities and events
Ballajura has a heap of parks and playgrounds dotted around.
Perth Ice Arena is located in nearby Malaga.
Ballajura is only a short drive from Whitman Park, Caversham Wildlife Park and the Swan Valley, plus the historical Guildford area.

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