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Lake Claremont

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A conservation category wetland with considerable conservation value and is a prominent landscape feature.

Stirling Road, Claremont WA 6010

About Lake Claremont

Lake Claremont is a Conservation Category Wetland with considerable conservation value and is a prominent landscape feature within the Town’s boundaries. It supports abundant life, both above and below the water.

In 1983 the Department of Conservation and Environment of Western Australia prepared the Darling System report entitled “System 6 Report”. An outcome of the report was that Council prepare a management plan for the Lake Claremont area. In 1985 Council called for community consultation and as a result undertook significant research in 1987.

In February 1992, Council resolved to appoint a committee to prepare and implement a management plan for the lake. The Lake Claremont Committee, with community participation, ensures that the lake is managed by the Town of Claremont as a healthy natural seasonal lake for both conservation and recreational purposes.

In August 1989, the Lake Claremont research report (1987-88) was presented to Council (to view the report click here). Research found that water of the lake contained sufficiently large quantities of phosphorous for its waters to be classified as hypereutrophic. In 1992, the first management plan was developed. This was updated in 1998 and renamed Lake Claremont Policy 1998. To view the policy click here.

The Lake Claremont Management Plan 2024-2029 was presented and adopted by Council at its Ordinary Council meeting on 25 June 2024. Please click on the links below to view the Lake Claremont Management Plan and appendices.

  • Lake Claremont Management Plan 2024-29 click here                             
  • Appendix 1 (Historical Value and Site content) click here
  • Appendix 2 (Biophysical Wetland Values) click here
  • Appendix 3 (Flora & Vegetation Values) click here
  • Appendix 4 (Fauna Values) click here
  • Appendix 5 (Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer) click here
  • Appendix 6 (Management Recommendations Summary) click here

The Lake Claremont Management Plan directs actions that need to be addressed in an operational plan and that have been identified to be undertaken at the site over the next five year period.

Previous Lake Claremont Management Plans

In 2007, the Management Plan was updated and approved by Council in 2010. To view the place, click here.

In 2016, the Management Plan was updated and approved by Council. To view the plan, click here.

View the latest bird census:

Birds listed in alphabetical order
Birds listed in taxonomic order

For historical survey data, please click here to email the Town your request. 

To view the brochure Birds in and around Claremont, please click here.  Hard copies are also available from our administration office. An album photos of bird species found at the Lake can be viewed here (images by David Free, Friends of Lake Claremont). 

For further information on other birdwatching locations please contact Birdlife WA on 08 9383 7749 or

Encouraging bird fauna into the Town of Claremont

Town of Claremont prides itself on its established tree stock and to encourage a wide variety of birds into your garden, here are some guidelines to assist you in creating a bird friendly environment.

  • Guidelines for the Development of Bird Habitat - Bushland & Natural Area Managers click here.
  • Guidelines for the Development of Bird Habitat - Domestic Gardners click here.

There is a bird observation platform, access can be gained from Stirling Road Park, Strickland Street or Gloucester Road.

For further Bird Life information please visit the Birdlife Website click here.

Nature Playground

In July 2018, the Town opened two new children's playgrounds around Lake Claremont.  The smaller play area for toddler-aged children is located next to Lake Espresso. The larger playground designed for upper primary school-aged children is near the lake at the Elliot Road entrance.

Dog exercise areas

Please click here to view the map showing where dogs are permitted in and around Lake Claremont.

Dog Agility Zone
Located in the North East corner of the reserve, the agility area includes tunnels, hoops, steps, zig zags and up and over equipment for four-legged friends, as well as timber log seats for pawrents. 

Getting There

Facilities: Cafe, parkrun, public art, nature playground, walking path, BBQ facilities

Address: Stirling Road, Claremont WA 6010

Friends of Lake Claremont

Friends of Lake Claremont was established in 2003 to assist in the conservation and enhancement of the lake. Volunteers meet every month to help care for the lake and its surroundings.
Volunteers are invited to join the Friends of Lake Claremont group to assist in lake rehabilitation or help with the newsletter. For further details about becoming a member, please contact coordinator Nick Cook on 0401 376 085, at

View their website

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