Birchmont is a small Western Australian rural town within the local government area of Murray. It is located approximately 86 kilometres from the Perth CBD, covering an area of 7.783 square kilometres. Birchmont is bordered by Nirimba, West Coolup, Lake Clifton and Herron, which is across Collins Pool.
Birchmont is surrounded by nature reserves – Kooljerrenup Nature Reserve, Lake Mclarty Nature Reserve, Lake Mealup Nature Reserve and Mealup Point Nature Reserve.
The closest place to shop for everyday necessities, is the Coolup General Store, a 16-minute drive east. For bigger shopping trips a drive to Pinjarra Junction is also 16 minutes. Pinjarra Junction has a Coles, K Hub, Best & Less, The Reject Shop, Liquorland, Australia Post, Pinjarra Pharmacy, along with numerous food outlets and specialty retailers.
Community facilities nearby include the Coolup Community Hall suitable for workshops, meetings and events. There are also two tennis courts with basketball and netball posts adjacent to the hall, plus the Enzo Menara Reserve – a local park with play equipment, a recreation space and designated off-leash dog exercise area.
For more recreation and entertainment, residents will need to travel to neighbouring suburbs to explore more of the Peel region, including the Murray Aquatic Centre, WA Skydiving Academy, Pinjarra Golf Club, Ranger Red’s Zoo & Conservation Park, Crocs Playcentre and the Adventurescape Playground in South Yunderup.
There are no schools within Birchmont, however there are options for primary and high school in
Pinjarra which is a 15-minute drive northeast. Schools in these areas include Pinjarra Primary School, Pinjarra Senior High School, Carcoola Primary School, Fairbridge College and St Joseph’s Primary School.
The population of Birchmont is 73. Of the families in Birchmont, 43.8% were couple families with children and 56.2% were couple families without children. Rural farmers and farm owners make up 100% of the area.
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