Love Where You Live – Melville

Located 11km south of the CBD, bound by Canning Highway to the north and Leach Highway to the south, Melville has the distinction of sharing the name of the local council and is considered by some to be at the heart of the City of Melville. 

Melville is home to one of the area’s major recreation facilities (LeisureFit Melville) as well as the popular Kadidjiny Park. LeisureFit Melville is a family-friendly hub providing a range of indoor sporting options, group fitness classes, indoor playgrounds, meetings rooms for hire and facilities for kids’ birthday parties. For the older family members, there’s the “Sip Sew and Socialise” sewing and craft group plus Patchwork Group, Writer’s Group, Easy Does It Exercise, Art Group, Meditation and Wellbeing along with the A.H. Bracks library complex at the corner of Canning Highway and Stock Road.

Kadidjiny Park with its Dr Seuss inspired playscape is very different to your traditional playground. There are no multi-purpose climbing frames. Instead, there is more of a focus on ‘nature play’. What makes Kadidjiny Park so different are the blue and green hill mounds that make up the play area and might make you feel as though you are in Teletubby land! The best thing about the playground is that it is fully fenced and gated so the little people cannot escape. There are also BBQs and picnic tables within the fenced area, making it a great destination for the entire family. 

Melville is home to the Melville Reserve where you’ll find the Melville Tennis Centre, Palmyra Junior Football Club, the Melville Girl Guides and Melville Skate Park. 

Shopping options within Melville itself are light, but there’s a very popular small neighbourhood shopping strip along Marmion Street where you’ll find cafes, a gourmet grocer and butchers plus a few other specialty stores. If you need a little more shopping, Melville is well positioned between the CBD and Fremantle, with a 15-minute drive to the CBD and about 10 minutes to Fremantle. However, you might prefer a shorter 5-minute drive to Westfield Booragoon or the Myaree commercial area. 

The suburb has mainly a low to medium density housing type with a pleasant mix of attractive character homes and more modern homes. The suburb also enjoys a few elevated pockets where you will find great views of the City and Swan River. Melville is considered a very similar suburb to its close neighbour Alfred Cove, and again gets our tick of approval for families. 

Local Schools:

  • Melville Primary School
  • St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School is nearby. 
  • Melville 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. 

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

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