Bayswater is a northeastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia. It is on the northern side of the Swan River, approximately 6 kilometres from the Perth CBD. Bayswater lies within the local government area of the City of Bayswater, which also incorporates the suburbs of Bedford, Embleton, Morley, and parts of Maylands, Mount Lawley, Noranda and Dianella.
Known as the “Garden City”, City of Bayswater covers a beautifully maintained area of 33km2 located just 8km north-east of Perth. It is home to a number of picturesque, exciting and educational attractions and 10km of Swan River foreshore.
The area was initially sparsely developed along the route of the Great Eastern Highway. Suburban development began in earnest following the opening of the Perth to Midland railway line in 1891. Bayswater is home to the Bayswater City Football Club at Frank Drago Reserve.
Map of Bayswater CLICK HERE – http://www.bayswater.wa.gov.au/council/interactive-city-maps
Aboriginal people have lived in the Bayswater area for thousands of years. The remains of a campsite have been found at nearby Upper Swan and are believed to be between 40,000 and 53,000 years old. When Europeans first arrived in the area, the entire South West region of Western Australia was occupied by the Nyungar people. These people were nomadic hunter-gatherers and they altered and regulated the environment through systematic burnings.
The first European exploration of the Swan River took place in 1697 by Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh. This was followed by the French during the next century and the English in 1827. The English, encouraged by James Stirling's naive report on the area's fertility, decided to establish the Swan River Colony. The land along the Swan River was divided into a number of narrow strips of land, which would later shape the pattern of suburban development.
Well served by metropolitan train and bus services, the International Airport terminal is 20 minutes and the Domestic Terminal only 10 minutes from the town centre by car.
Each year, the Town of Bayswater presents a range of events for the community. For information on what is happening now, visit their website: www.bayswater.wa.gov.au