Arts and Culture

Image of kids in pram jam session

Why not immerse yourself in culture?

Imagine, connect and grow at our Libraries

The City’s three community libraries — at Coolbellup, Spearwood and Success — are places where young and old are invited to imagine, connect and grow.  

Membership to our libraries is free and each site offers a range of activities and events to suit all ages and interests. Kids will be entertained and educated at Toddler Tales, Pram Jam, Multi-Sensory Storytime, STEAM Club, and LEGO Club, and seniors can connect with like-minded people at social Mahjong, the Knitting Circle, or Poetry Lovers Club. Visit the Cockburn Libraries website to check out what’s on offer. 

Events, workshops and competitions

Complementing our Libraries, the City supports many community events and opportunities for people to share and engage with arts and culture. There is an extensive annual calendar of events, festivals and competitions designed to showcase local talent and encourage local participation in arts and cultural events. You can stay up to date with the events and workshops available in Cockburn on our events page.   

History at Azelia Ley Homestead and Museum

If you're interested in history we have the heritage listed Azelia Ley Homestead and museum located in beautiful Manning Park, Hamilton Hill. Built between 19920 and 1923 for Azelia Ley (nee Manning), the homestead and museum offers a glimpse into the life of a prosperous settler family living in the Cockburn district. With a vast collection of items such as furniture, clothing, photographs, paintings, toys, memorabilia, historical artefacts, and farm machinery, visitors can get a sense of how people lived, worked, and played during this time period.

The museum is open on Sundays from 1.30-4.30pm, and on Wednesdays during school holidays from 10am-1pm. For more visit our history website

Art and Cultural Groups

Cockburn is home to a number of local arts and cultural groups including the Historical Society of Cockburn, Artzplace and the Cockburn Community and Cultural Council. You can find details here as well as details of the cultural events we hold each year.



City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaditj boodjar kep wer kaadidjiny kalyakool yoodaniny, wer koora wer yeyi ngalak Birdiya koota-djinanginy.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for Country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.