Baldivis is home to approximately 34,000 people and is a suburb of the City of Rockingham, a local Government in Western Australia.
The name of Baldivis was thought up by settlers in the area who were attracted to the region by the 1920s Group Settlement Scheme. The name derives from three ships which travelled to Western Australia in 1922, all within six weeks of each other, bring settlers under the scheme. They were named BALranald, DIogenes and the JerVIS Bay. It was the maiden voyage for all three ships and they were all built in the same shipyard in the same year.
Baldivis is the fastest growing suburb in Australia and with current growth being around the 18% region a year this suburb is on track to become the largest suburb in Australia!
Baldivis has a very modern Library and Community Centre (known as the Mary Davies Library) , has 6 primary schools and 2 secondary colleges with further schools coming online every year moving forwards. The Main shopping centre is Stockland run and has 1700 car parking bays and the anchor tenants are Woolworths and Coles and the shopping precinct now has the choice of a drinking outlets and restaurants.
There are numerous sporting and social groups throughout the Suburb, the largest being the Baldivis AFL Brumbies and others include the Baldivis Soccer Club, Baldivis White Knights Cricket Club and the Baldivis Little Athletics.
Currently Baldivis is broken down into estate names and some of these range from the first estate , Settlers Hills, through to Rivergums, Tuart Rise, Baldivis Central, Chimes estate, evermore heights to name but a few.
There are over 100 reserves in Baldivis many of which feature play equipment and areas more than large enough to fly a kite of kick a ball about and 11 of those reserves are classified as legal off leash reserves where you can let your dogs off (always supervise your dogs though please) and there are several community halls available to hire.
Baldivis is still full of trees, there is the protected Tramway that runs through the suburb and there is also the Baldivis Children’s Forest on Old Mandurah Road that is a protected conservation area where the public are always welcome and scattered throughout the suburb you will find rare carnaby cockatoo nesting sites, kangaroos and snakes!
Community Events and volunteering are vital components of any suburb and Baldivis is no different. Baldivis Events is a local not for profit set up by Councillor Matt Whitfield in 2014 with the aim of providing free entertainment and the main drawcard is the outdoor movies and carol concerts. The Baldivis Lions are a hard working local group who run the monthly Baldivis Markets and twilight markets and the schools are always putting on community events as well so there is always plenty to do if you want to put something back into the community.
Baldivis is in the Federal Seat of Brand and currently the State Seat is shared between two Members of Parliament (MP for Warnbro and the MP for Kwinana) although this will change in 2017 when a new state seat of Baldivis will be created.