Perth Western Suburbs, Western Australia

Looking to build your new home in one of Perth's western suburbs but not sure which is the right area for you?

With so much history and culture to take in, you can be sure you'll find something that speaks to your needs.

From Cottesloe, known for it's relaxed, beach-side atmosphere to Mosman Park, located on the northern bank of the Swan River to Shenton park, an attractive destination for professionals and families alike, all areas offer something unique.

Perth's western suburbs include stunning scenery, iconic buildings, and spaces to enjoy together.

Explore our selection of Perth's western suburbs and learn more about some of the most popular areas from Perth CBD to City Beach, Cottesloe and more.

You will find valuable information for each suburb, including a quick summary, population and growth, schools and shopping opportunities as well as the median house prices for each of the suburbs.

So let's jump right into it...

 

Claremont

With an enviable location on the northern banks of Swan River, Claremont is a highly aesthetic destination, characterised by stunning architecture and incredible views.

Known for its affluent nature, the leafy suburb of Claremont includes numerous commercial areas and well-situated parklands. You'll also find the Claremont Showgrounds located here, which plays host to the compelling Perth Royal Show each year.

For those looking for endless new experiences to soak up, Claremont features numerous festivals each year, and the local Claremont Quarter Shopping centre means you'll always have what you need to satisfy your retail needs.

For families, there are plenty of local schools, including Claremont pre-school, primary, kindergarten, and more. There's also Gumnut Montessori School, St Thomas' Primary and Edith Cowan University. 8,148 people call Claremont their home, and the average house price is now $1,475,000.

Claremont Suburb Facts
Distance to Perth 10
Postcode 6010
Local Government Claremont
Local Schools Claremont Pre-School, Claremont P.S., Claremont Community Kindergarten, Graylands P.S., East Claremont P.S., Methodist Ladies College, Gumnut Montessori School, Edith Cowan University, St Thomas' Primary School
Nearby Schools St Thomas' Primary School, Christ Church Grammar School, Holy Spirit School (City Beach), John XXIII College (Mount Claremont), St Hilda's Anglican School for Girl's (Mosman Park), Scotch College (Swanbourne)
Shops Claremont Shopping Centre
Train Stations Loch Street or Claremont
Bus Services Bus service to Claremont Train Station

 

Claremont Population Overview
People 8148
Male 47.3%
Female 52.7%
Median Age 42

 

 

Families 2396
Average children per family (families with children) 1.3
For all families 0.2

 

 

All Private Dwellings 6565
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,868
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,167
Median weekly rent $435
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2

 

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Cottesloe

Known for it's relaxed, beach-side atmosphere, Cottesloe is the perfect getaway for visitors to Perth, and the ultimate seaside destination for families looking to relocate. Unbeatable when it comes to beautiful natural views, Cottesloe features 1.5 kilometres of golden shoreline, as well as being conveniently close to a wide selection of urban stores and local eateries.

With the city centres of Fremantle and Perth within driving distance, and the beach right outside of your front door, Cottesloe offers one of the most desirable lifestyles in Perth. The destination currently attracts tourists from around the world every year, particularly to the Cottesloe beach hotel, which has been a landmark for more than 100 years.

Now, the suburb is home to an impressive 7.375 people, with a median house price of approximately $2,075,000. For families with young students, local schools include Cottesloe primary and high school, Seaview community kindergarten and North Cottesloe Primary School.

Cottesloe Suburb Facts
Distance to Perth 12
Postcode 6011
Local Government Cottesloe
Local Schools Cottesloe P.S., Cottesloe S.H.S., North Cottesloe Primary School, Seaview community Kindergarten
Nearby Schools Iona Presentation College (Mosman Park), Iona Presentation Primary School (Mosman Park), Christ Church Grammar School (Claremont), St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls (Mosman Park), St Thomas' Primary School (Claremont), Scotch College (Swanbourne)
Shops Cottesloe Shopping Centre, Grove Plaza
Train Stations Cottesloe
Bus Services Bus service to Cottesloe Train Station

 

Cottesloe Population Overview
People 8148
Male 47.3%
Female 52.7%
Median Age 42

 

 

Families 2396
Average children per family (families with children) 1.3
For all families 0.2

 

 

All Private Dwellings 6565
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,868
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,167
Median weekly rent $435
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2

 

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Mosman Park

Found on the northern bank of the Swan River, Mosman Park is a western suburb of Perth with a unique waterside vibe. Historically known as Buckland Hill, Mosman Park finally got its name from Mosman in Sydney, the birthplace of Richard Yeldon. Though it began as one of Perth's most prominent industrial centres, it's now a highly affluent city, surrounded by views of the Indian Ocean, and a range of delightful local parks.

One of the few destinations capable of offering both river-side and coast-side experiences at the same time, Mosman Park provides a wide range of recreational facilities, including clubs for cricket, tennis, soccer, football, netball, and even the performing arts.

The space also hosts numerous schools, including Buckland Hill School, Saint Holda's Anglican School for Girls, Iona Presentation College, Iona Primary, Mosman Park Primary, and Beehive Montessori School. The current population of the region is 8,757 people, and the median house price is $1,410,000.

Mosman Park Suburb Facts
Distance to Perth (km) 15
Postcode 6012
Local Government Mosman Park
Local Schools Beehive Montessori School, Mosman Park P.S., Iona P.S., Iona Presentation College, Saint Hildas Anglican School for Girls, Buckland Hill School
Nearby Schools St Thomas' Primary School (Claremont), Christ Church Grammar School (Claremont), Scotch College (Swanbourne)
Shops Grove Plaza, Mosman Park Shopping Centre
Train Stations Mosman Park
Bus Services
Bus service to Mosman Park Train Station

 

Mosman Park, Population Overview
People 8757
Male 46.4%
Female 53.6%
Median Age 40

 

 

Families 2161
Average children per family (families with children) 1.9
For all families 0.7

 

 

All Private Dwellings 4064
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,864
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,700
Median weekly rent $320
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

 

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Mount Claremont

A quiet location around 9 kilometres from the centre of Perth, Mount Claremont is well-known for streets packed full of beautiful and impressive architecture. Mount Claremont is a relatively modern location, which only began to grow somewhat recently in the 1980s and 1990s.

The suburb was previously known as Graylands and has numerous residential areas split into estates like St Peters Square, St Johns Wood, and Zamia Gardens.

Around 4,616 people call Mount Claremont their home and enjoy stunning, spacious homes surrounded by plenty of leafy greenery and local nearby parks. For those in need of adjacent travel, the suburb has a railway line between Loch Street and Karrakatta.

For education, local schools include John XXIII College, Graylands primary, and Moerlina school. The median house price is currently $1,270,000.

Mount Claremont Suburb Facts
Distance to Perth (km) 9
Postcode 6010
Local Government Nedlands
Local Schools Graylands P.S., John XXIII College, Moerlina School
Nearby Schools Holy Spirit School (City Beach), St Thomas' Primary School (Claremont), Christ Church Grammar School (Claremont), Scotch College (Swanbourne)
Shops Mt Claremont Shopping Centre
Train Stations Loch Street or Karrakatta
Bus Services Bus service to Karrakatta Train Station

 

Mount Claremont, Population Overview
People 4616
Male 48.3%
Female 51.7%
Median Age 44

 

 

Families 1203
Average children per family (families with children) 2
For all families 0.9

 

 

All Private Dwellings 1869
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $2,138
Median monthly mortgage repayment $3,000
Median weekly rent $475
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

 

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Nedlands

An exciting mixed suburb in inner-western Perth, Nedlands has a diverse mixture of housing solutions to offer, all the way from low-cost dwellings for students visiting the nearby University of Western Australia, to luxury homes in the southern locale.

There's a prominent commercial sector to explore along both sides of the Stirling Highway, and Nedlands also features some of the finest medical facilities in the state.

Alongside the peace of mind that comes with having plenty of fantastic doctors on call, Nedlands also provides a range of recreational facilities, spanning everything from sports clubs and tennis courts to parks, and golf clubs. There's even a nearby yacht club for those who enjoy exploring the crystal-clear depths of the ocean.

The current population for Nedlands is 10,194, while the median house price is $1,645,000. Local schools include College Park Kindergarten, Hollywood Primary, Nedlands Primary, and Loreto Primary.

Nedlands, Suburb Facts
Distance to Perth (km) 6
Postcode 6009
Local Government Nedlands
Local Schools College Park Kindergarten, Hollywood P.S., Nedlands P.S., Loreto P.S.
Nearby Schools St Thomas' Primary School (Claremont), John XXIII College (Mount Claremont), Christ Church Grammar School (Claremont), Scotch College (Swanbourne)
Shops Mt Claremont Shopping Centre
Train Stations N/A
Bus Services Local Bus service

 

Nedlands, Population Overview
People 10,194
Male 49.5%
Female 50.5%
Median Age 40

 

 

Families 2610
Average children per family (families with children) 1.9
For all families 0.8

 

 

All Private Dwellings 4107
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $2422
Median monthly mortgage repayment $3160
Median weekly rent $500
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

 

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Swanbourne

Swanbourne is an elegant and affluent suburb in Perth, defined by its wide range of renovated federation-style homes. The Fremantle railway line borders the locale on the South, while the Indian Ocean offers breath-taking views to the West. Swanbourne is ideal for those who want access to plenty of nature, and a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Natives in Swanbourne have plenty of access to all the urban amenities they need, without an overwhelming city-living vibe.

The space features a range of great destinations, including Swanbourne Beach, and Cottesloe golf course. Swanbourne also benefits from a delightful Mediterranean climate. Currently, the area is home to 4,059 people, and the median house price is $1,448,500. Local schools include Swanbourne Primary, Shenton College and Scotch College.

Swanbourne, Suburb Facts
Distance to Perth (km) 12
Postcode 6010
Local Government Claremont
Local Schools Swanbourne P.S., Shenton College, Scotch College School of WA
Nearby Schools Holy Spirit School (City Beach), St Thomas' Primary School (Claremont), John XXIII College (Mount Claremont), Christ Church Grammar School (Claremont), St Hilda's Anglican School for Girl's (Mosman Park)
Shops Claremont Shopping Centre
Train Stations Swanbourne
Bus Services Local Bus service

 

Swanbourne, Population Overview
People 4059
Male 52.3%
Female 47.7%
Median Age 39

 

 

Families 1040
Average children per family (families with children) 1.9
For all families 0.9

 

 

All Private Dwellings 1661
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $2961
Median monthly mortgage repayment $3090
Median weekly rent $500
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

 

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City Beach

A popular destination for families and tourists alike, City Beach is a phenomenal residential and recreational suburb located 10 kilometres outside of Perth City. As the name of the space suggests, City Beach is renowned for its nearby beaches, where locals and visitors love to spend their time soaking up the sun and playing along the coastline.

The city beach foreshore is the place to be, no matter your age, with restaurants, cafes and plenty of entertainment options when you're looking for fun plans for the weekend.

The beach is particularly active during the summer month when Perth residents from all over flock to the sand for a chance to take advantage of some incredible seashore antics. The current population of the city beach is 6,609, and the median house price is $1,800,000. Local schools include Kapinara Primary, City Beach Primary, and City Beach S.H.S

City Beach, Suburb Facts
Distance to Perth (km) 10
Postcode 6015
Local Government Cambridge
Local Schools City Beach P.S., Kapinara P.S., City Beach S.H.S
Nearby Schools Holy Spirit School, Newman College (Churchlands), Holy Rosary School (Doubleview), John XXIII College (Mount Claremont), Christ Church Grammar School (Claremont), Scotch College (Swanbourne), Hale School (Wembley Downs)
Shops The Boulevard, Floreat Forum
Train Stations N/A
Bus Services Bus service to Perth CBD

 

City Beach, Population Overview
People 6609
Male 48.9%
Female 51.1%
Median Age 45

 

 

Families 1807
Average children per family (families with children) 2
For all families 1

 

 

All Private Dwellings 2546
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $2925
Median monthly mortgage repayment $3033
Median weekly rent $700
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.2

 

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Floreat

Located within the inner-western heart of Perth, Floreat is around 7 kilometres away from the central city of Perth. The space offers residents a fantastic suburban retreat from the hustle and bustle of the urban environment, with unique modern architecture that's particularly attractive to the younger generation.

Floreat is home to the Floreat forum shopping centre, which offers countless places to eat and enjoy some much-needed retail therapy. There is also a range of sporting facilities to choose from for active residents, including the WA Athletics stadium, and the Bendat Basketball Centre.

According to the most recent census, the current population of Floreat is around 7,899 people, while the average house price falls at approximately $1,350,000. Local schools include Floreat Park Primary, Newman Junior College, Holy Rosary, Newman College, and the International School of WA.

Floreat, Suburb Facts
Distance to Perth (km) 10
Postcode 6015
Local Government Cambridge
Local Schools Floreat Park P.S., Newman Junior College, Newman College, Holy Rosary, International School of WA
Nearby Schools Holy Spirit School, Newman College (Churchlands) , Holy Rosary School Holy Spirit School (City Beach), John XXIII College (Mount Claremont), Hale School (Wembley Downs)
Shops Floreat Forum
Train Stations N/A
Bus Services Bus service to Perth CBD

 

Floreat, Population Overview
People 7899
Male 49.4%
Female 50.6%
Median Age 40

 

 

Families 2115
Average children per family (families with children) 2
For all families 1.1

 

 

All Private Dwellings 2829
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $3072
Median monthly mortgage repayment $3000
Median weekly rent $600
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1

 

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