This guide (your welcome pack) aims to provide important and relevant information;
connecting you to a welcoming and thriving community.
Welcome to Canning.
The City provides over 150 services and a range of community facilities to over 99,000 residents, which now includes you.
Welcome to Canning.
The City of Canning is home to one of Australia's most culturally and linguistically diverse populations with over 70 languages spoken in our community.
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The City of Canning includes the suburbs of:
If you need information or assistance, call us or visit the City’s Administration and Civic Centre where our Customer Service team can assist you.
Administration and Civic Centre
1317 Albany Highway, Cannington
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Canning is home to an array of beautiful parkland. There are over 200 parks throughout the City of Canning, with over half the City’s parks equipped with playgrounds.
CREEC runs environmental excursions for primary and secondary students and provides resources for classes, workshops and community development for local volunteer groups and corporate organisations.
The City of Canning has two leisure and wellness centres that provide swimming, fitness, gym and sports facilities. Each Leisureplex also offers crèche facilities, a café and function room hire for events.
Whaleback Golf Course is a picturesque 18-hole public golf course in Parkwood which offers a two-storey day/night driving range, a kiosk and pro shop and motorised carts for hire. Find out more at canning.wa.gov.au/whaleback
There is around 450 hectares of public parklands and conservation reserves across the City of Canning, including the Canning River Regional Park. There are also important bushland and wetlands within the City, providing a natural habitat for flora and fauna. For more information on the City’s parks and reserves, visit canning.wa.gov.au/environment
The City of Canning’s Youth Services team provides a range of support and development programs, events and activities for young people and their families.
The City provides grants to groups, individuals and organisations for initiatives which support the Canning community in areas such as sports, events, community connection and young people.
For more information or to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a wide variety of businesses in Canning and we support local businesses through a range of programs, workshops and events organised throughout the year. New businesses can download the Business Welcome Pack.
Welcome from the Mayor
As Mayor, I would like to thank you for choosing to make the City of Canning your new home.
You join almost 100,000 other residents who choose to work, live and play in Canning and who enjoy our wonderful recreational amenities which include endless walking and cycling trails through our parks, along our river foreshores, and through the pristine natural environment of the Canning River Regional Park.
For those raising families, Canning offers some of the state’s very best schools, beautiful parks and gardens, a broad selection of playing fields and playgrounds, an enviable choice of libraries and recreation centres, and a strong and vibrant local economy which provides many career options in the retail and commercial sectors.
I am proud to say that my own family have been residents of Canning since the late 1950’s and that four generations of my family currently reside right here in the City of Canning. My strong links to the area give me a deep appreciation of this district, and an understanding of the importance of working together to create a community that we can all be proud of.
I am equally proud to have witnessed Canning evolve into a welcoming and thriving community which embraces and celebrates cultures and faith’s from every corner of the world. Canning is a unique cultural melting pot where we respect and admire our differences, take bold steps to demonstrate our inclusivity, and where we also acknowledge and respect our Australian way of life.
Our diversity is our strength. It opens the door to creativity, innovative thinking and fresh ideas borne from curiosity, and an attitude of openness and authenticity. Tolerance, understanding, kindness, and compassion are the cornerstones upon which our community has been built, and so I know that you will be welcomed into this community with open arms.
This is an exciting time to make Canning your home. Our City is evolving rapidly and is changing in response to the needs of today, and the requirements of tomorrow.
I urge you to step forward, immerse yourself in Canning, and help to create the type of community that you want it to be. Follow us on social media, check out our website, take advantage of the City’s many free events, visit our libraries and recreation centres, join a sporting or community club, or consider volunteering for one of our many environmental groups.
On behalf of the City of Canning and its Council, welcome.