Mt Hawthorn

Marvellous Mount Hawthorn

Just 4 kilometres from Perth City Mount Hawthorn has inner city convenience and lifestyle complimented with elegant suburban charm. Many of the leafy suburban streets of Mount Hawthorn are lined with Jacaranda trees (a riot of purple in late spring), and home to stylish new town houses, beautifully restored heritage homes and architecturally designed prestige properties.

With easy access to Mitchell Freeway, Lake Monger, the beach, schools, and just minutes from the CBD, Mount Hawthorn retains something of a village feel to it. There’s the popular coffee strip on Scarborough Beach Road and the Mezz home to a flagship supermarket and lots of speciality shops.

A few minutes drive from popular entertainment areas in Mount Lawley, Leederville and the City, Mount Hawthorn is also close to the Osborne Park and Innaloo shopping hubs.

The very popular Paddington Ale House is a great place to catch up with friends and the Mount Hawthorn Community Centre hosts great community events, plus, Mount Hawthorn is only a hop skip and a jump down to Scarborough Beach.

The Mount Hawthorn Hawkers Markets are held weekly at Axford Park from December to March, offering fresh street-style international food, food stalls and local buskers that provide entertainment suitable for the whole family.

With Herdsman Lake and Lake Monger on the door step and wonderful amenities, Mount Hawthorn has built a reputation as a charming family enclave.



Popular with families with children, 26.8% of Mount Hawthorn residents are under the age of 19 years of age. The largest group (64.5%) is predominantly working age (20 – 64) and over 65 represent only 8% of the population.


With its laidback lifestyle and proximity to everything, it’s hardly surprising that 40.3% of Mount Hawthorn households have children. Singles represent 24.6% of homes and 22.3% are couples. Housing Mount Hawthorn is fairly modest with smallish blocks (500-600sqm) and mostly single-story brick and tile character homes, many of which have been renovated or extended.


On the door step you have Mount Hawthorn Primary School and Aranmore Catholic Primary School. Close by are Our Ladys Assumption School (Dianella), St Denis School (Joondanna), St Paul’s Primary School (Mount Lawley), Servite College (Tuart Hill), St Kieran Catholic Primary School (Tuart Hill) and St Denis School (Joondanna).

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Great for younger kids, Braithwaite Park is tucked in behind the community centre in Mount Hawthorn, just off Scarborough Beach Road. The playground is a lovely park, with softfall on the ground and lots of low rise playground equipment. The park is very shady with lots of great old trees bordering the playground and benches, a BBQ and picnic tables nearby.

Foodies will love the cafes and gourmet foods for sale on Scarborough Beach Road. Stop by for a coffee and pick up an artisan loaf or delicious pastry from the famous New Norcia Bakery. Shopping with the kids at The Mezz situated on Scarborough Beach Road is a little easier with a specially designed play area, and there’s treasure to be found in the quirky independent studio-shop of delightful designer pieces such as unique art wares, stationery, and designer knick-knacks.

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Vincent Neighbourhood Soup

Following the footsteps of Detroit SOUP, Transition Town Vincent bring you the Vincent Neighbourhood SOUP, a micro-granting dinner for creative projects that benefit our local community.

Held at Pirate Bar in Mount Hawthorn, Vincent residents, enthusiasts and supporters pay $10 for a bowl of soup and a vote. Over dinner, you will listen to four-minute pitches from up to four people working on projects that help the local community. Everyone then casts a vote for the project they’d like to fund. The winning project goes home with all the cash raised at the door and has the opportunity to return to a future Vincent Neighbourhood SOUP to give an update on their funded project.

Date: Tuesday 31 July

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: Pirate Bar, 25 Green Street Mount Hawthorn

Cost: $10, bookings are required and can be made through Eventbrite by clicking on the image below.

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Repair Cafe Perth

Want to reduce your waste and prevent household items from ending up in landfill? Head down to Repair Café Perth every third Saturday of the month where expert volunteers will help you fix your broken items. They will help you with small household items including clothing, bikes, and small electrical devices.

Date: The third Saturday of every month

Time: 10:30am – 12:30am

Location: Academy Café, 148 Scarborough Beach Road Mount Hawthorn

For more information, head to the Repair Cafe website.

Repair Cafe Perth

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Waste Conversation Station at The Mezz

Come and talk rubbish with the Vincent waste team at the Mezz! Find out how you can live more sustainably and reduce plastic waste in your life.

Date: Saturday 21 July

Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm

Location: Hawaiian’s Mezz Shopping Centre, 148 Scarborough Beach Road Mt Hawthorn

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BeFriends – Old School Games Night

Befriend is a Perth based not-for-profit organisation sparking an inclusive, connected world. They are a community of more than 5,500 people in Perth from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life. These events are aimed at over 55’s in Vincent, but everyone over 18 is welcome to join in.

Befriend is proudly sponsored by the City of Vincent.

Old School Games Night

Thursday 19, 7pm-9pm | Pirate Bar, Mt Hawthorn

Get ready for board games and PacMan! Join the Befriend table and reminisce on times before the internet.

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