The City of Rockingham has a proud history. Originally inhabited by the Nyungar people, the City was first settled by Europeans when Sulphur Town was established on Garden Island in 1829. Rockingham Town developed as a timber port in the 1870s. However, when the viability of loading timber declined, Rockingham became known as a tourist destination for day-trippers from Perth. Now the City of Rockingham is a rapidly developing residential area, with substantial industrial and commercial areas. Rockingham is where the coast comes to life.
The Rockingham Foreshore Public Art Map will guide you through the streets, parks and reserves of the Rockingham foreshore to and unique public art works. When exploring, drop by the Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street Rockingham, Monday-Friday 10am-3pm and find out about free community art workshops and exhibitions. View the map to find out more.