Balga is northern suburb of Perth located in the City of Stirling. The name "Balga" was adopted in 1954 derived from the Aboriginal word for the indigenous grass tree Xanthorrhoea. Most dwellings in Balga are made of brick and tile, reflecting the period of development and while most residences are detached, there are some grouped dwellings and flats throughout the suburb.
Life in Balga
Balga contains numerous parks, sporting facilities and recreational reserves with the largest being Princess Wallington Reserve. Balga also contains two local shopping centres and several primary schools as well as Balga Senior High School and the North Metropolitan TAFE.