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This page contains information on the suburb of Wembley, including historical and residential information and significant landmarks.


Wembley is part of the original crown land Aj Lakes Perthshire of 100 acres granted to Thomas Hunt on June 24 1842.

Lakes District was recognised in the early days of settlement as the Herdsman Lake, Lake Monger area. The greater portion of the suburb of Wembley is within the Town of Cambridge.

In April 1925 the City of Perth suggested that the area should be called 'Wembley Park' after the Greater London suburb where the Empire Exhibition of 1924 was held. The name Wembley was approved and gazetted on July 2 1924.

Residential development

Most of the area surrounding Herdsman Lake was used as market gardens. During the late 60's and 70's, owners were asked to give up the rear portion of their lots to the Crown and it was zoned Regional Open Space as well a portion of land to create Moondine Drive in return for a Residential R60 zoning.

This made way for the unit developments along Herdsman Parade, benefiting from its proximity to the Glendalough Shopping Centre and the Glendalough Train Station as well as close links to the City and schools. This has become one if the most densely populated suburban area in Perth.

Herdsman Lake in Wembley

Significant landmarks

The area of Wembley that falls within the City of Stirling is rich in natural beauty, including Herdsman Lake and Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre. Checkout Destination WA's episode covering Herdsman Lake here.

It also includes the multi-use regional reserve Glendalough Open Space which sits adjacent to Lake Monger and Herdsman Lake.

Childcare facilities which sit on the boundary of the City of Stirling in Wembley include Mulberry Tree Childcare and Kindy.

Herdsman Fresh, an iconic fresh produce market sits within the City as has been operating since 1979.