Forest Heritage Centre

1 acacia St,, Dwellingup   (08) 9538 1395

The beautiful rammed earth Forest Heritage Centre links Forest to Arts and Environment. It offers a hub for artisans to work, school groups to study and visitors to enjoy the arts and Jarrah forest.

In Brief
  • Suited For: Families, Seniors, Wheelchairs
  • Open Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays, School holidays
In Detail

The FHC houses a fine art gallery, retail shop of local artisans work, a forest interpretive centre, walking trails with education signage and a full equipped workshop for hire. 


Creative courses are available for people interested in short workshops.  Courses include woodworking, painting, felting, ceramics, jewellery making, blacksmithing, and mosaics.  The programme is regularly updated and no previous experience is necessary to participate.


We offer a large range of Environmental, Aboriginal Cultural and Creative courses for students and groups ages K - 12.

‘Nearer to Nature’ educational courses are now available at the FHC.  These courses are run in partnership with DPaW and ALCOA and are directly curriculum linked.  Exclusive to the FHC is an ALCOA / Nearer to Nature day tour that combines a guided tour of ALCOA and a Nearer to Nature programme.  This tour also includes a bus subside to schools to help cover the cost of travel.  This link will also lead you to a full list of the Creative Courses on offer.


Experienced Guides at the FHC conduct excellent guided tours.  We cater for small private groups through to large tour buses.  Explore the interpretive centre and the walk trails, learning about wildflowers, animals and resources of the forest.  A tree-top viewing platform allows visitors to enjoy the bush at canopy height and a handmade timber cutter’s hut and campfire area can be reached from one of the bush trails. Tours of the nearby timber mill can also be arranged.


We lease our well-equipped workshop, machine room and studio spaces on a short or long term basis.  There are a large number of resources available including, workshop bays, benches, fully equipped wood machining room, lathe room, sanding room, spray booth, power tools, clamps, and kiln room, plus shared storage facilities. 

The FHC is a 10 minute walk or short drive from the town centre. Comfortable backpacker style accommodation for individuals or groups and conference facilities are for hire in the nearby Jarrah Forest Lodge.