Mount Claremont, Western Australia

Mount Claremont, known previously as Graylands, is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the Town of Cambridge and the City of Nedlands.

Mount Claremont
Perth, Western Australia
Sign of the Mount Claremont Oval
Mount Claremont
Coordinates31.962°S 115.784°E / -31.962; 115.784
Population4,375 (2011 census)[1]
Location9 km (6 mi) W of Perth CBD
State electorate(s)Cottesloe
Federal Division(s)Curtin
Suburbs around Mount Claremont:
City Beach Floreat Floreat
Swanbourne Mount Claremont Shenton Park
Swanbourne Claremont Karrakatta

Graylands underwent significant changes in the 1950s, with the post war downgrading of military and migrant facilities in the area.[2][3][4]

Current establishments

The suburb contains the Perth Superdrome, the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS), Graylands Hospital, John XXIII College, Wollaston Theological College, and lands owned by the University of Western Australia.

Former institutions

It was the site of the former Swanbourne Hospital,[5] Graylands Teachers College,[6] and Graylands Migrant Hostel.[7]


Residential areas in the suburb consist of four estates:

  • Zamia Gardens – the newest area, still in the process of construction;
  • St Johns Wood – a relatively new estate, bordering John XXIII College and Graylands Hospital, with many larger blocks of land and often including views of the city;
  • St Peters Square – a higher density development, featuring townhouses oriented around a central park, and;
  • Old Mount Claremont – the original subdivision, consisting mostly of homes built in the 1940–1950s, including some properties bordering Cottesloe Golf Course.

Demographically, Mount Claremont is reported to have a higher proportion of university or other tertiary graduates (23.4%) than the average in Perth (13.5%).

The southeast of the suburb is on the railway line between Karrakatta and Loch Street. Mount Claremont is also served by Transperth buses.


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "State Suburbs: Mount Claremont". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  2. "GRAYLANDS GROWTH". The West Australian. 66 (19, 911). Western Australia. 12 May 1950. p. 13. Retrieved 4 December 2016 via National Library of Australia.
  3. Paul, Erin; Tapper, Alan; Borthwick, Marjory; Bussell, Lorna; Graylands Parents & Citizens Association (1992), Growing up in Graylands : memories of Graylands Primary School, 1917-1960, Published for the Graylands Parents & Citizens Association by Personal Publishing Press Services, ISBN 978-0-947260-08-8
  4. "ROADMAKING AT GRAYLANDS". The West Australian. 63 (19, 033). Western Australia. 16 July 1947. p. 6 (SECOND EDITION.). Retrieved 4 December 2016 via National Library of Australia.
  5. Western Australia. Mental Health Services (1979), Swanbourne Hospital : inadequacies of the existing building as a hospital for the psycho-geriatric and intellectually handicapped patients : proposed stages and estimated cost of replacing the hospital, The Service, retrieved 4 December 2016
  6. "Graylands To Have College For Teachers". The West Australian. 70 (21, 240). Western Australia. 19 August 1954. p. 1. Retrieved 4 December 2016 via National Library of Australia.
  7. Peters, Nonja; Bush, Fiona; Gregory, Jenny (Jennifer Anne); Australian Heritage Commission; University of Western Australia. Centre for Western Australian History (1996), Graylands & Swanbourne migrant reception centres, Centre for Western Australian History, University of Western Australia, retrieved 4 December 2016

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