Mirrabooka, which takes its name from the Aboriginal name for the constellation known as the Southern Cross, was planned in the 1960s as a satellite city to accommodate the rapidly increasing post-war population.
The area was envisaged to contain over 16,000 dwellings, in addition to commercial and recreational facilities. It was imagined that workers from Perth and the northern industrial areas would be attracted to the development. In the following decades the concept was revised several times, resulting in changes to suburb boundaries and various residential developments.
By 1982, the proposal for a complete satellite city was abandoned and the suburb of Mirrabooka was formally created from an area previously known as Yirrigan.
Guinness World Record - Most nationalities in a drum circle
On Friday 15 March 2019, Mirrabooka Town Square was the home of a successful Guinness World Record for most nationalities in a drum circle, kicking off the City's Harmony Week celebrations.
A total of 77 nationalities were represented in the drum circle, smashing the previous record of 61 nationalities held by a Canadian not-for-profit group.