Named from an Aboriginal word meaning 'home in the forest', Kalamunda is a residential and parkland suburb with minor commercial sectors. Significant development of Kalamunda did not begin until the post-war years, with accelerated growth experienced through to the 1970s. The population has remained relatively stable since the mid 1990s.
Life in Kalamunda
Kalamunda provides residents with a lifestyle removed from over urbanisation with an array of parks and reserves dominating the suburb. A highlight is the Kalamunda Water Park, which is an enjoyable tourist attraction of the area. Kalamunda's town centre features a number of shopping centres as well as medical facilities like the Kalamunda Hospital Campus. The local schools in the suburb are Kalamunda Primary School, Kalamunda Senior High School and Kalamunda Christian School.