City of Melville


The City of Melville is located in the south-western suburbs of Perth. The City encompasses a total land area of about 52 square kilometres, including around 18 kilometres of river foreshore. The City of Melville is a predominantly residential area, with some educational, industrial and commercial land uses.

Key employment sectors include retail, health, education, and to a lesser extent, manufacturing. The major retail centre is Garden City, with a number of smaller centres (Bull Creek, Kardinya Park, Leeming Forum, Melville Plaza, North Lake, Petra Street, Winthrop Village and various areas along the Canning Highway). Melville has a major private hospital (St John of God) and a smaller private hospital (Attadale). Melville features two tertiary institutions (Challenger TAFE and Murdoch University) and numerous private and public schools. The main industrial area is located in the southern section of Myaree.

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NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Kwinana Freeway
  • Canning Highway
  • Roe Highway


  • Perth GPO 10km
  • Perth Airport 18km
  • Port of Fremantle 6km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Myaree (southern section)

    City of Melville

    economic profile