Shire of Mundaring is located on the eastern fringe of Perth, approximately 35 kilometres from the Perth CBD. The original inhabitants of the Mundaring area were the Noongar Aboriginal people. Mundaring is thought to be an Aboriginal word meaning “a high place on a high place” or “the place of the grass tree leaves”. It encompasses a total land area of 644sqkm, of which nearly half is National Park, State Forest or water catchments. Townsites and locations include Bailup, Beechina, Bellevue (part), Boya, Chidlow, Darlington, Glen Forrest, Gorrie, Greenmount, Helena Valley, Hovea, Mahogany Creek, Malmalling, Midvale (part), Mount Helena, Mundaring, Parkerville, Sawyers Valley, Stoneville, Swan View (part), The Lakes and Wooroloo.