Postcode: 6153  |  Location: 9 km from Perth  |  Established: 1896 


Ardross is a suburb of Perth, located within the City of Melville. It was once an area of land acquired by the Scotsman, Sir Alexander Percival Matheson in 1896. In Matheson's subdivision of the adjoining suburb of Applecross, he created "Ardross Street" naming it after either the town of Ardrossan on the Scottish west coast or Ardross Castle, located about 40km north of Inverness. The suburb derives its name from this street.


Ardross, together with Applecross and Mount Pleasant is situated on a peninsula jutting into the Swan River. Ardross is roughly bordered by:


The aforementioned Ardross Street to the east

Canning Highway to the north

Wireless Hill Park to the west

Garden City shopping centre to the south


Wireless Hill
Within the suburbís boundaries are the Wireless Hill telecommunications museum and lookout, from where river vistas can be viewed. This is the landmark site of the first communications radio in Western Australia and now an oasis for wildflowers and rabbits. The hill was mostly denuded for its original telecommunication purpose and then left to the ravages of weeds. Since 1985, however, extensive replanting of mostly native species has resulted in an amazingly-diverse collection of 20,000 - 30,000 plants. The reserve is a good place to visit in late winter and spring when the visitor can even find a few orchids amongst the spread of the obligatory Geradlton wax, wattles, grevilleas, callistemon, kangaroo paws, etc.

Local Schools

Ardross P.S.



Other Nearby Schools

St Benedict's School (Applecross)

Mel Maria Catholic Primary School (Attadale)

Santa Maria College (Attadale)




Garden City Booragoon




Bus Service to rail station or Esplanade Bus Port



Train Stations

Canning Bridge






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