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Local Facilities

The City of Canning is a vibrant, dynamic city with luscious parks and bushlands, state of the art sporting facilities with quality libraries, schools and businesses.

BW Backhouse and Associates are community focused and want to support our local community. We have listed a small guide on what is on offer within our community. You can obtain further information by contacting them directly or through the City of Canning website at .


Exhibition and Showgrounds

Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds encourages public participation in all forms of sports, racing & recreation and cultural affairs such as arts & crafts, music & theatre, vocational courses, lectures & conferences and exhibitions & demonstrations. Centrally located on Albany Highway in Cannington it is a popular venue for many fairs, exhibitions and associations. With events almost every week you can keep up-to-date with what is on offer at the exhibition centre through their website at

Cannington showgrounds are also home to Greyhound Racing, with these grounds being the first to open  in Western Australia,  opening in 1974. The Greyhounds race twice a week from Cannington on a Wednesday and Saturday with regular free activities for the whole family to enjoy.

The annual and very popular Canning Show is held at the Cannington Showgrounds every November and attracts about 11,000 people over the two days. There are many exhibition, competitions, rides and stalls on offer over the two days and is a highly anticipated and enjoyable event.

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Cannington Exhibition Centre and Showgrounds


There are four libraries located within the City of Canning, all conveniently located and easy to access. All libraries have on offer many activities throughout the year, from story time to science and craft activities you can be sure to find something to suit your interests. All libraries can be contacted on the numbers below, alternatively you can go to the City of Canning website to acess the events page and find out what is happening near you.

Riverton Library    Located at 67 Riley Road, Riverton, WA, 6148 PH. 08 9231 0944

Located within the Riverton Leisureplex it is the biggest library within the City of Canning and is open 7 days a week. With over 60,000 items for loan or reference it is easy to see why this library is so popular.

Riverton Library

Willetton Library   Located at 39 Burrendah Boulevard, Willetton, WA, 6155 PH. 08 9229 6540

Willetton Library is the second biggest of the four libraries located within the City of Canning with about 35,000 items on offer to the public.

Willetton Library

Cannington Library  Located at 233 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington, WA, 6107 PH. 08 6350 7350

Located within the Cannington Leisureplex it is conveniently located close to public transport and is open 7 days a week. With free wi-fi, gaming stations, computers and a large DVD, puzzle and book collection it is a great asset to Cannington.

Cannington Leisureplex, Cannington
Cannington Library at Liesureplex

Bentley Library   Located at Cnr Hedley Place and Manning Road, Bentley WA, 6107 PH. 08 9231 0695

Bentley Library is the smallest of the four libraries located within the City of Canning and was the first library to open within the City of Canning. Bentley library is open Monday – Saturday and has a collection of 25,000 items on offer.


The City of Canning has 23 public Primary Schools and 5 Secondary Schools and is one of the highest student populations per capita in the metropolitan area. In Western Australia the minimum school starting age is 4 years old, with children starting at a Kindy level. You can access all information about your local school and what school district your home falls in  from the Department of Education website at






The City of Canning is also home to Curtin University located in Bentley which had 64,038 students enrolled to study in 2012. Curtin University is the largest and most multi-cultural university in Western Australian adding to the vibrant community of the City of Canning. Professionals Real Estate Cannington has a long and successful relationship with Curtin University and offers a variety of Furnished Accommodation options for students. You are able to access more information on what is on offer at Curtin University through their website at

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Recreational Facilities

There are two major indoor recreational centres within the City of Canning, The Cannington Leisureplx and The Riverton Leisureplex. Both are home to many community groups and associations as well as a local library and have become little community hubs.

Cannington Leisureplex, Cannington

Cannington Leisureplex Located at 233 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington

Regular community events are held within these recreational centres, with holiday programs on offer for school aged children. You can find out about upcoming events through the City of Canning website events page


Medical Centres

Cannington Medical Centre  Located at 8-10 Hamilton Street, Cannington, WA, 6107  PH. 08 6298 9999

Located across the road from our office on Hamilton Street, Cannington Medical Centre is open 7 days a week from 7am – 10pm, opening from 8am on weekends and public holidays. It is a bulk billing centre that has several GP’s and staff that speak Mandarin. You will also find a chemist, dental, physio and X-rays services within the centre making it a one stop centre for many.



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