The City of Joondalup is a region that covers an area of 97km square from beach to bushland. The City Centre has a relaxed, casual atmosphere and is a combination of cultural, civic, commercial and residential properties built on the edge of the stunning Lake Joondalup.

Residents and visitors enjoy the cosmopolitan feel and excellent selection of restaurants and cafes around the City Centre. There are many beaches and parks to explore.

Our beautiful City has always attracted international guests and immigrants with over 50 per cent of our population born overseas.

The Joondalup City Centre is located 25 minutes north of Perth along the Mitchell Freeway. There are frequent trains from the Perth Underground Station to the City Centre and surrounding suburbs.

Average temperatures

Joondalup enjoys a sunny, Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry with an average temperature of 32 degrees during the day. Winters are cold and wet with an average day time temperature of 18 degrees.


Banks are open from 9.30am – 4.00pm Monday to Thursday, and 9.30am to 5.00pm on Fridays. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are readily available 24 hours a day, seven days a week across the city.


  • Primary schools – There are 48 government and private primary schools in the region.
  • High schools – There are 16 government and private high schools in the region. Find out more about our private primary and secondary college, Lake Joondalup Baptist College on their website, also read more about the history of Lake Joondalup Baptist Church and College.


The City offers a range of retail experiences. Visit Lakeside Joondalup, which has a vast selection of shopping choices with Coles, Woolworths, Sisters Supa IGA, Big W, Kmart, Target, Grand Cinemas and over 240 specialty stores and various café and food retailers.


Joondalup City Centre is the transport hub of the Northern Corridor with excellent public transport servicing the areas around it. The region has four train stations in its boundaries. The City Centre also has the only train station that is integrated into a shopping centre in Perth.

Find out more information about fares and ticketing and get all your bus and train service updates at the Transperth website or telephone the Transperth Information Line on 13 62 13. Use the free CAT bus service to explore the City. Get on and off at any stop from Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 7.00pm. See the Transperth website for a copy of the Joondalup CAT map and timetable.

Learning Precinct

Joondalup is home to the Joondalup Learning Precinct, the only known educational facility in the world incorporating a university, police academy and technical and further education college. Located in the heart of Joondalup, the Precinct is made up of the three co-located education campuses of Edith Cowan University, West Coast Institute of Training and the Western Australia Police Academy.

Parks and Reserves

Joondalup has over of 300 “passive” and “active” parks and reserves for the use and enjoyment of residents, as well as sport, recreation and community organisations. Our passive parkland areas are a great place for family picnics and barbecues or just to relax and walk the dog. Active parks are used by sport and recreation groups for activities such as football, rugby, cricket, soccer, hockey, baseball, softball, tee-ball and many other outdoor leisure pursuits. Read more on the City of Joondalup Website.

Information provided by the City of Joondalup, please visit their website for more.