The Henderson Environmental Centre is a 'sustainable' building within the City of Stirling's Star Swamp Reserve. The centre is a popular venue for community, educational, corporate, and private events.

About the Henderson Environmental Centre

The Henderson Environmental Centre is situated at the end of Groat Street, North Beach, within the Star Swamp Reserve. Designed as a 'sustainable' building, facilities at the centre include:

  • Ecomax toilets
  • Large windows (for natural light)
  • Open vents
  • Natural temperature control
  • Rainwater tank
  • Gazebo for outdoor activities
  • Kitchen with fridge, water urn and microwave
  • Large auditorium with trestle tables and chairs, white board and projector screen
  • Environmental displays in the foyer

Due to its unique location, the environmental centre is a popular venue for community events, school based educational programs, meetings, private functions, and the Department of Environment and Conservation's 'Nearer to Nature' program.

The centre has been funded by long-time resident Mrs Emily Joyce Brushfield, the Western Australian Tourism Commission, the Department of Sport and Recreation, Karrinyup Rotary Club and the Lotteries Commission.

About Star Swamp Reserve

The Star Swamp Reserve is a 96-hectare Class A reserve, featuring tuart, jarrah, marri and banksia woodlands. The 4-hectare swamp is a semi-permanent wetland located on the western edge of the reserve.

Numerous tracks provide the opportunity to get close to the abundant flora and fauna with relative ease. The Star Swamp Heritage Trail , which runs north–south through the reserve, also provides visitors with and understanding of the history of the North Beach and Watermans Bay areas.

Hire rates and how to make a booking

The hire rates for the Henderson Environmental Centre are as follows:

Category Fee

Category Fee /hr (or part thereof)
Community groups (including non-profit oganisations)$11.50
Government departments$16.50
Commercial groups and private functions$31.50

If you would like more information regarding the Henderson Environmental Centre or would like to arrange a booking please contact City's Environmental Officer Natural Areas via email or telephone (08) 9205 8555.