Love Where You Live – Alfred Cove

Named after the adjacent cove in the Swan River, which in turn was named after an English pioneer named Alfred Waylen, Alfred Cove is located in the northern part of the City of Melville. Partially overlapping Canning Highway and onto the shores of the Swan River, Alfred Cove is one of the smaller suburbs in the City of Melville.

Bordering Applecross, Ardross, Attadale, Booragoon, Melville and Myaree, the leafy Alfred Cove is an affluent suburb and is characterised with mostly low-density housing but has a wide range of properties including a pleasant mix of modern and character homes set in tree-lined streets. 

Alfred Cove is where you’ll find the Perth Saints Football (Soccer) Club, Bicton Attadale Cricket Club, Melville Cricket Club, Palmyra Rugby Union Club, and Melville Bowling and Recreation Club making it a hub for local sporting teams. It has a variety of hospitality and service businesses close to Canning Highway with a focus on health and medical services, and has all your other shopping needs only next door in Myaree. 

Being on Canning Highway, access and transport is made easy with bus routes straight to Fremantle or to the Canning Bridge Train Station, which will take you right into the CBD. A car ride to the CBD might take you less than 15 minutes. 

The suburb is split in two parts by North Lake Road, with the western portion being quite low lying and the eastern portion enjoying some higher grounds and views to the Swan River. North Lake Road also sets boundaries for the local school intake areas which you can find more information on below. There are also a number of childcare centres available in Alfred Cove, making it a very family-friendly suburb. 

While it’s not a destination suburb, Alfred Cove is very well located and is surrounded with amenity which is why a lot of us are keen to secure a home in the suburb. 

Local Schools:

  • Melville Primary School
  • Booragoon Primary School
  • Mel Maria Catholic Primary School
  • Melville Senior High School.
  • Applecross Senior High School

For more information on the local school intake boundaries, you can refer to the Department of Education Schools Online site where you can search for a school or an address. 

If you would like MGP Property to provide you with the latest Property Market Report for Alfred Cove, contact James on 0447 120 125 or via email at

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