Leeming is divided between two local governments, the City of Melville and the City of Cockburn. The name Leeming was chosen in recognition of a surveyor called George Waters Leeming, who worked in the area in 1886. Prior to this, the region was part of Jandakot and was predominantly used for agricultural purposes. Many of the streets of Leeming are named after the original landowners in the area during this time.
The suburb saw significant growth during the 1970’s and now, though largely residential, it contains more than 160 hectares of reserves and parks, which make up a huge 25 per cent of the total suburb area. They range from small pocket parks to large reserves with plenty of room for the kids to run around. Some include Cedric Smith Park (a small park used by families for children’s parties), Beasley Park (a large oval used primarily for sport and recreation), John Connell Reserve (a shaded playground with BBQs and a dog exercise area) and Peter Ellis Park (located on one end of a reserve, and combines bushland with an excellent playground for all ages).
For those looking to break a sweat, there’s heaps of sporting activities to get involved in. Many can be found at Striker Indoor Sports and Fitness including indoor netball, cricket and soccer. In addition, there’s a kitted-out gym and group fitness classes on offer. You can also hire courts or have an inflatable party (for the kids only unfortunately, sorry grown-ups!). If you know your eagle from your albatross, Leeming is home to Melville Glades Golf Club, featuring a private 18-hole parkland golf course and an impressive history. Other clubs to be found in the area are Leeming Bowling Club, Leeming Spartan Cricket Club, and the Bull Creek Leeming Amateur Football Club. Leeming also has a family centre, where facilities are available to the community including room and hall hire with fully-equipped kitchen and an outdoor fenced playground.
Leeming is a suburb that can proudly call itself a one-stop shop, with two local shopping centres – Leeming Shopping Forum and Leeming Park Shopping Centre. The suburb has all your needs such as petrol stations, post office, hair salons and all your typical medical services. Eateries are wide-ranging, with options including pizza, Japanese, cakes and much more! Two major hospitals, St John of God Murdoch Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital are just a few minutes’ drive away.
The suburb is surrounded by major roads Kwinana Freeway, Roe Highway and South Street, making it an obvious choice for workers desiring an easy commute to Perth CBD (14km away), but who crave the suburbia lifestyle. Furthermore, it’s only 14km to tourist hotspot Fremantle. Murdoch train station is also within a short reach, and for the high-flyers, Jandakot airport is just 2kms away.
Leeming is a fantastic choice for families due to its many educational facilities and a choice of small to large family homes as the predominant housing options. It has great childcare centres and kindy options, plus the pick of three primary schools and one high school. When you think the kids are about to fly the nest, there’s no need – Leeming is in close proximity to both Murdoch University and Murdoch TAFE.
- Leeming Primary School
- West Leeming Primary School
- Banksia Park Primary School
- Leeming Senior High School
For more information on the local schools’ intake boundaries, you can refer to the Department of Education Schools Online site where you can search for a school or an address.
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