About Cottesloe

Anthropology from the ShedTerrific website from two local anthropologists. Detailed research about Aboriginal cultural history in WA, including a fascinating article about "Indigenous Significance of Mudurup Rocks" and one about the "Shark in Nyungar culture".
Cottesloe Fish Habitat Protection AreaThe Cottesloe Fish Habitat Protection Area covers the Cottesloe Reef. This is a healthy, flourishing marine ecosytem that runs along the coast from North St to the southern boundary of Cottesloe. It is a popular swimming and snorkelling site.
SeabreezeCurrent wind conditions and 7 day wind and weather forecast.
Town of CottesloeInformation about our suburb, its council and current events and activities.
Town of Cottesloe Aquifer Recharge ProjectCottesloe sits on a thin lens of fresh groundwater that is threatened by rising salinity levels. This project diverts run off into the aquifer and also prevents polluted water from entering the ocean.

Coastcare and natural resources management

Australian Marine Environment Protection Association (AUSMEPA)AUSMEPA has lots of free resources for teachers and students about the sea and beaches and how to look after our marine environment.
Cambridge CoastcareCambridge Coastcare is an active group working in the coastal areas just to the north of Cottesloe.
CoastwestA Western Australian government program that provides grants for projects to improve the condition and amenity of the coastal zone in Western Australia.
Conservation Volunteers AustraliaWelcomes everyone with a love of the outdoors and an interest in the environment and often help us with our projects.
Friends of Allen Park Bushland Our next door neighbours who look after the bush at Allen Park in Swanbourne.
Friends of Mosman Park BushlandOur other next door neighbours who look after the bush near the river in Mosman Park.
Friends of Shenton BushlandActivities and events of the group looking after a piece of remnant bush in Shenton Park.
Joondalup Community Coastcare ForumCommunity organisation acting as a reference group for coastal issues within the City of Joondalup, in northern metropolitan Perth.
Geographe Community Landcare NurseryA community nursery growing over 200 local plant species for the South West.
LandcareIncludes a link to the National Landcare Directory which includes all the Coastcare groups in Australia.
Perth Region NRMPerth NRM coordinates and delivers natural resource management in the Perth Region. The North Metro Coastcare Officer from NRM is based in Cottesloe and provides valuable help and expertise to Cottesloe Coastcare. Previously the Swan Catchment Council.
South Coast Management GroupMade up of coastal planners, managers & community delegates working along the South Coast of Western Australia. Their Coastal Management Specification Manual: a guide for the construction of coastal management infrastructure is being updated and worth a look.
Swanbourne Coastal AllianceA group of local residents seeking to preserve public access to the coast and protect the coastal environment.


Birds AustraliaDedicated to the conservation, study and enjoyment of Australia's native birds and their habitats.
Birds Australia - Western AustraliaExcellent bird guides for metropolitan and country WA. Cottesloe Coastcare and Birds WA have produced a booklet called Birds of the Leighton Peninsula - available from the local councils.
Frank O'Connor's Birding Western AustraliaAn active local birder with a wealth of information about WA birds and birding sites.
Species Identification Guide West Coast RegionA guide to some of the most common fish found in our waters. From the WA Department of Fisheries.
Whales, dolphins and porpoisesAustralian waters are home to more than 45 species of whales and dolphins. This site from the Australian government has lots of resources and includes a section for kids.


ApaceSupports Cottesloe Coastcare by growing our local plants from seed and plant material collected in Cottesloe's natural areas.
FlorabaseDetailed information on Western Australia’s plants from the West Australian Herbarium.
Robert Powell TreesThis is a wonderful collection of photos of trees natural to Perth. Some of the photos date back to the 1960's. Click to enlarge the images and get detailed information.