Suburb Profiles


Port Hedland Suburb Profile

Port Hedland was established in 1896 on Kariyarra country on the Pilbara coast, 1765km north west of Perth, 242km from Karratha and 612km from Broome. Today there are two main residential and business centres, Port Hedland (located on the coast) and South Hedland (13 km inland).

The population of Port Hedland today is over 20,000 people who live in the main residential areas, as well as Wedgefield, and surrounding pastoral stations and Indigenous communities.

In Port Hedland we have our revamped and cosmopolitan Wedge St, a bustling hub of cafés and shops, we then have the Port Hedland Boulevard which houses specialist shops and more cafes.

We have some beautiful beaches such as Pretty pool and Cemetery beach and then the spoil bank for a nice spot of fishing.

When the race seasons are upon us be sure to dress up and hit the Port Hedland Turf Club!

We have a variety of museums and tourist attractions such as Dalgerty House, Don Rhodes Museum and the wonderful Court House gallery encompassing local arts and crafts.

To entertain the kids we have some delightful beach parks with children’s equipment and skate parks for the larger kids.

Events are always taking place, whether it’s the markets or a cruise liner paying a visit!

Be sure to drop in at the Chamber of Commerce to pick up a local Directory for more info on local businesses and organisations.