Lake Claremont

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 and surrounding environs.

Lake Claremont Committee

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. 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.

Lake Claremont Management Plan

The original Management Plan was accepted by the Town of Claremont and revised in 1998 and again revised in 2007.

Click on the links below to  view the Lake Claremont Management Plan and appendices.

  • Lake Claremont Management Plan 2016-21 click here                             
  • Appendix 1 (Biophysical Wetland Values) click here
  • Appendix 2 (Flora & Vegetation Values) click here
  • Appendix 3 (Fauna Values) click here

In 2009 after the closure of the ong nine golf course, a plan was developed for community consultation and to assist with implementation of works.

Click here to view the Lake Claremont Concept Plan 2010.

Friends of Lake Claremont

The 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 the coordinator Heidi Hardisty on 9384 2820 or or by veiwing the FOLC website.

Dog Excercise Areas

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

Bird Watching at Lake Claremont

A brouchure "Birds in and around Claremont" is available to download. Please click here  Alternatively hardcopies are available from our Administration Office to help enhance the experience.

For further information regarding 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