South Perth

Living in South Perth

The three districts in South Perth are Outer South, Outer South West and Fremantle. A full list of all the suburbs within these districts are at the end of this page.

These are the suburbs of South Perth:

Outer South

  • Armadale, Beckenham, Bedfordale, Brentwood, Brookdale, Bull Creek
  • Canning Vale, Ferndale, Gosnells, Huntingdale, Karragullen, Kelmscott
  • Langford, Leeming, Lynwood, Maddington, Manning, Martin
  • Mount Nasura, Orange Grove, Parkwood, Piara Waters, Riverton, Roleystone
  • Rossmoyne, Shelley, Southern River, Thornlie, Waterford, Westfield, Willetton

Outer South West

  • Atwell, Banjup, Beeliar, Coogee, Forrestdale, Henderson
  • Jandakot, Rottnest Island, South Lake, Success, Wattleup, Yangebup


  • Beaconsfield, East Fremantle, Fremantle, North Fremantle, South Fremantle

Do you live in this area? Tell us about your town or suburb in the comments below…

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  • Mark April 27, 2015, 5:55 am |

    Good Evening Bob,

    It’s night time here in cosy Bournemouth currently. I’d actually just like to say for the last 6 months and particularly tonight I’ve found your website revealing and very, very helpful.

    I’m a 25 yr old lad, 1 and a half years experience in my chosen field of accounting (2 years in September) and with a level 2 in AAT. Unfortunately, AAT isn’t currently for Accountants which is frustrating but thanks to this website, plus just essentially diversifying myself with a variety of outlets I’m reaching out to see what my options are because I’ve wanted to move to Australia since I was 16/17 and now I have the money to do it, it would be gutting to be told it’s not really an option for you. I really, really want to make it work, even if it means going on a working holiday visa and finding a means to get a permanent sponsored visa.

    I must say though the negativity of quite a few around various expat forums confuses myself and I have to thank yourself for this. Now obviously I can’t be seen to say it’s easy to move to Australia but I’ve had friends move as nannies, non skilled (now an architect), flight attendant, IT services and I’m left wondering at times it surely isn’t that hard to move if you really want to do it.

    I suppose that’s my advice to anyone who doubts or worries. Don’t worry, if there’s a will there’s a way and I have to thank the advice especially given on this website.



    • BobinOz April 27, 2015, 5:39 pm |

      Hi Mark

      Thanks for your feedback, I’m glad you have been enjoying my website.

      Qualifying for a visa to move to Australia can be quite difficult, but I kind of agree with you, for those who have a good standard of education and good skills who find that they do not qualify, well, there is a chance of diversifying, re-studying or switching jobs to improve their chances of qualifying in some other way.

      On the other hand, there are some people who may never qualify or be able to due to their circumstances. The best way for anyone to find out what their options really are would be to consult with a MARA registered migration agent.

      Time is on your side though Mark, sounds like you have the will, so I’m sure you will find a way.

      Good luck, Bob

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  • Sasha March 2, 2014, 5:00 am |

    Hi Bob
    My husband works for National Grid as a electrical and instrumentation technician in UK. Can you tell me what company does this in Oz ? who looks after Gas Transmission ?

  • Joel Rebello August 9, 2012, 12:53 am |

    Hi Bob,
    Great website you have got here!
    I am a financial journalist based in Mumbai, with cousins down in Perth. I am amazed at the information you have on this website and the invaluable help you render to migrants.
    I visited my cousins in Perth last month and had the time of my life in Australia. It was a bit quiet for a boy from ‘noisy’ Mumbai but I was in awe of the civic amenities people can expect.
    I am 28 now and have eight years of job experience. For a person with my skill what is the procedure to find a job anywhere in OZ?

  • Andy January 18, 2012, 11:37 pm |

    Hi Bob,
    Wonderful site you have, great community service, and fun.
    I am a Perth man, lived there though long ago. For personal reasons had to move from OZ, but “I still call Australia home …”.
    I moved to OZ yoing, and from my own experience, I suggest new Australians better first move to a warm, low living cost small town – until on their feet strong, then move out for wider exploration in the job market. It is in these lights I seek your advice on the current situation on lowest living costs in OZ – when I was young, in Canberra I paid $16/ week for a self contained new, clean, modern 1 br flat -with a big nice backyard, and daily bowl of fruits and bottle of milk included in the rent: I guess, we can’t imagine that now for Canberra.
    A young man plans to move to OZ, probably Perth or Melbourne. He will hardly have any money on him – one of those pioneering new Australian spirits, and I commend him. Ideally he should go to the cheapest town – even if country town. He will have unemployment benefits to start with, and after an initial oeriod of settling in (say 3 months?) will probably move to a bigger city where more employment opportunities are hoped for. Which town or city he should choose? He is scared of snakes, but also can not take much cold!

    • BobinOz January 20, 2012, 10:13 pm |

      Hi Andy

      Yes, you probably have a point. Everybody heads for one of the major cities, maybe some of the smaller towns might be better to start. But everyone I have spoken to about this tends to say avoid it, everybody knows everybody in some of these small communities and it is even harder to integrate easily.

      Anyway, how does one find out which is the cheapest town? Mind you, at least most of these small towns have nice looking pubs, my suburb doesn’t even have one yet!

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