Coogee Hotel and Post Office

The former Coogee Hotel was built in 1901, in the heady days of the gold boom, as a honeymoon hotel and special events venue.

As an attractive seaside destination, it was close to both Perth and Fremantle and offered a convenient resting point to travels further south.

The hotel and post office are all that remain of a thriving social and retail precinct and destination for visitors, holiday makers and the Coogee community from the 1900s to the 1920s. The precinct comprised a railway station, two racecourses, the popular family beach and the hotel, with the adjacent post office and store built in the 1920s.

For nearly 40 years, the former hotel was run by the Anglican Church, firstly as a children’s holiday camp during the depression years, and later, as a children’s home after World War I until 1968.

The State Heritage Office has invested nearly $500,000 in conservation works, site maintenance and planning. Works have been completed to remove intrusive additions to the hotel and post office buildings, followed by repairs to stonemasonry, verandah and joinery.

The works have reversed previous unsympathetic repairs, and now present the place in sound condition for a new era of active use.

Today, the former Coogee Hotel and Post Office is owned by Main Roads WA, which no longer requires the buildings. 

The conservation works has prepared the former Coogee Hotel and Post Office site to be adapted for a range of commercial or residential uses compatible with its location.

  • Coogee Hotel entry
    Coogee Hotel entry
  • Coogee Hotel Verandah
    Coogee Hotel Verandah
  • Coogee Hotel exterior
    Coogee Hotel exterior
  • Entry to bar
    Entry to bar
  • Bar before and after
    Bar before and after
  • Kitchen before and after
    Kitchen before and after
  • Dining room before and after
    Dining room before and after
  • Lounge before and after
    Lounge before and after
  • Room 1 before and after
    Room 1 before and after
  • Door to room 3
    Door to room 3
  • Room 3 before and after
    Room 3 before and after
  • Room 3 north west corner
    Room 3 north west corner
  • Room 5 before and after
    Room 5 before and after
  • Room 6 before and after
    Room 6 before and after
  • Cellar
    Cellar
  • Coogee Hotel sign
    Coogee Hotel sign
  • North elevation
    North elevation
  • North verandah
    North verandah
  • South addition
    South addition
  • Stairs to west verandah
    Stairs to west verandah
  • Entry to west elevation
    Entry to west elevation
  • West verandah
    West verandah
  • Post office front door
    Post office front door
  • Post office interior
    Post office interior
  • Post office verandah
    Post office verandah
  • Post office rear
    Post office rear
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Page last reviewed 1 July 2019
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