A suburb of the capital city of Perth in Western Australia, Belmont is situated on the southern bank of the Swan River, some 6kms east of Perths central business district.
With vast areas of tranquil parkland, Belmont boasts close proximity to the Perth CBD and a number of relaxing retreats to escape the hustle and bustle. Visitors can enjoy a picnic at the picturesque Garvey Park on the riverfront, and explore the beautiful Adachi Park displaying an intriguing mix of Australian and Japanese influences. For the kids, Faulkner Park features an adventure filled feature playground and skate park.
With the beautiful Swan River right on its doorstep, the waterways of Belmont can be explored by canoe, kayak, or simply a leisurely stroll along the riverfront.
For an insight into the history of Belmont, the Belmont Historical Museum is comprised of fascinating displays and exhibitions depicting the way of life in the area.
Belmont Forum Shopping Centre fulfils every need, featuring major shopping chains a food court offering international cuisine, and a number of smaller shops offering clothing, jewellery, home wares and much more.
Many family fun-filled events enliven the suburb of Belmont every year. The Lets Celebrate Belmont festival showcases what the City of Belmont has to offer through entertainment, activities, fireworks, and more; the Avon Descent Family Fun Day coincides with the annual white water race along the Avon and Swan Rivers; fun activities for the kids are held during Kitz Fest at Faulkner Park; great riverside events take place at the Autumn River Festival; and Carols in the Park promotes the Christmas cheer every December.
The vibrant Burswood Entertainment Complex, situated in the neighbouring suburb of Burswood encompasses many popular pubs and a nightclub open well into the night. Western Australias only licensed casino offers a 24-hour experience for all-night partygoers.
Located amidst the Burswood Entertainment Complex and two horse racing tracks, Belmont Racecourse and Ascot Racecourse, Belmont is ideally positioned for a great night out. The vibrant Perth city centre is only a short drive away, offering great shopping, dining and entertainment. For a step back in time or a relaxing picnic by the river, a visit to the historic Tranby House is a must do. Situated just north of Belmont, the old farmers cottage is one of the oldest surviving buildings from the early Swan River Colony settlement.
Part of a land grant assigned to Captain Francis Henry Byrne in 1831, was believed to have been named Belmont for Byrne's estate of the same name in England. In 1882, the land was purchased by Shepherd Smith of Sydney who subdivided it in 1897 to1898. The suburb was known as known as Belmont Park until it was renamed in 1968.
Situated in the City of Belmont, the western boundary is primarily industrial and commercial while the east and north are more residential, housing most of Belmonts 5078 souls.