Wireless Hill Museum

Wireless Hill has been a place of communication for thousands of years.

Previously used by the Noongar Beeliar Aboriginal people as a lookout, and a place to send smoke signals, Wireless Hill became the site of Applecross Wireless Station in 1912.

The Wireless Station was one of Australia’s first links with radio technology and was used for telecommunications during World War One and World War Two. Using Morse Code, the Station communicated with ships off the Australian coast using a mast 112 metres tall. For a historical timeline of the Station, click here.

In 1968 the Station was vacated and it is now listed on the Western Australian Register of Heritage Places. Located within the old Engine Room of the Station, Wireless Hill Museum currently hosts regular exhibitions, educational talks, school holiday activities, and a Museum Learning Program.

Wireless Hill Museum is surrounded by 40 hectares of bushland which is home to numerous wildflowers, native plants, birds and reptiles, along with extensive bush walks. The site is also home to a lookout, a playground, BBQ facilities, public toilets, and the new City of Melville War Memorial.

Entry to the Museum is free (voluntary gold coin donation). The opening hours are Wednesday and Friday, 10am to 2pm; and Sunday, 12 noon to 4pm.

Exhibitions and events

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Educational programs

Museum Learning Program


The Museum Learning Program delivers a range of quality local history and geography programs tailored to meet aspects of the Australian National Curriculum for Years 2 and 3. For more information...


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