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Former home of Australian Prime Minister John Curtin

Enjoy a magnificent stay with family and friends in this famous historical home located in the heart of Cottesloe close to the beach. This is your chance to stay in the home of the former Australian Prime Minister, John Curtin.

Just a 3 minute walk to the Boatshed Markets and the cafe/restaurant/bar Cottesloe precinct and 15 minute walk to the beach and a range of seaside amenities.

Single level family home restored by the National Trust & formally opened by the Prime Minister in March 2011. Original period features throughout the home including a beautiful front & rear garden with white picket fence.


Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning throughout (heating/cooling).

Master bedroom with 1 Queen bed, wardrobe & chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 with 2 Single beds (can be converted to a King), wardrobe & chest of drawers.

Bathroom has shower & toilet with original features including the basin & windows. Complimentary starter pack of Outback Essence guest amenities supplied in each bathroom. Fragrances selected from various parts of Australia, providing guests a truly Australian experience.

Bright original kitchen with appliances & cookware; stand-alone oven/cooktop, range hood, fridge & microwave. Tea & coffee facilities including complimentary tea, coffee & long life milk.

Separate dining room for 8 plus a sunny breakfast table next to kitchen.

Large living area with original details alongside modern touches such as large flat screen TV, DVD player, IPOD dock & workstation.

Outdoor setting for 6 in gorgeous garden plus BBQ.

Full laundry facilities in separate building at rear of house includes washing machine/tumble dryer & large clothes line.

Quality bed & bath linen, plus beach towels provided.

Hairdryer, iron & ironing board included.

Private garage for 1 vehicle plus a spare outdoor car bay and 1 car space at the front.

Curtin Family Home is owned by the National Trust of Western Australia  


Former Australian Prime Minister John Curtin’s family home in the beachside suburb of Cottesloe, Western Australia is available for short and long term stay accommodation. It’s one aspect of a unique approach to ensuring a sustainable future for the nationally significant property.


John Curtin, wartime Prime Minister of Australia, and his wife Elsie built this house in 1923. Over the next seventy-five years, four generations of the Curtin family lived here.


The house underwent major conservation and interpretation works  in 2010 including restoration of the garden. Inside you will find fascinating information on the day to day lives of John, Elsie, their children and even their dog, Kip! If you want to know more, read the Curtin Family Home booklet or let ‘Elsie’ tell her story through an audio tour of the house.

This National Trust project provided an exciting opportunity to focus on what is an often-neglected part of John Curtin – the importance of his home life. The unassuming nature of the Jarrad Street House reflects the nature of the man and his family and helps explain his political convictions and directions for the nation during WWII.

The property has been in the care of the National Trust since 2002 and is one of only three former prime ministers’ homes that are in public ownership.

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