Postcode: 6163  |  Distance to CBD: 12km 


Kardinya is a suburb located within the City of Melville. The suburb is home to under 10,000 people, including international students and locals rent residences due to its proximity to Murdoch University and Murdoch College.

The word "Kardinya" is believed to be of Aboriginal Origin, meaning "The place of the Karda" (Racehorse goanna), although it is also recognised as an Aboriginal word for 'sunrise'.

Much of the area was originally farmland, dating back to the early 1900s. Welby Vineyard, established in 1922 by George Welby, which was the City of Melville's solitary winery, was built on what is now Kardinya. The winery was closed in 1964 and subdivided into housing lots.

Part of the suburb was originally a Forest Departments and University of Western Australia pine plantation and reservation. Many streets in the suburb are now named after University of Western Australia personnel, as well as different varieties of pine as a result of the pine plantation.

Local business
Kardinya has its own local shopping Centre called Kardinya Park. It has a Coles Supermarket, Kmart, Bakers Delight, Australia Post and numerous other retail outlets. There is an IGA supermarket and a local pub just outside Kardinya Park called "The Kardy" tavern.

There are regular bus services to Fremantle, the Perth CBD or Murdoch train station, all of them only a short journey away. The 98/99 Circleroute bus travels along South Street and links up with the Murdoch Park n Ride, and the new Mandurah railway line.

Kardinya has a state primary school located on Ochiltree Way, which was established in 1977. Nearby private schools include Winthrop Baptist College, Murdoch College and Corpus Christi College. Murdoch University's main campus adjoins the eastern part of the suburb.

Local Schools

Kardinya P.S.

Corpus Christi College

North Lake Snr Campus

First Steps Independent Kindergarten



Other Nearby Schools

Yidarra Catholic Primary School (Bateman)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School (Hilton)

Seton Catholic College (Samson)

Christ the King School (Fremantle)




Kardinya Shopping Centre

Garden City




Bus service to Murdoch Train Station


Train Stations







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