Alfred Cove, Western Australia

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This article is about the suburb and Swan River feature Alfred Cove. For the Western Australian electoral district, see Electoral district of Alfred Cove.
Alfred Cove
PerthWestern Australia
Waylen bay heathcote.jpg
Alfred Cove is located in Perth
Alfred Cove
Alfred Cove
Coordinates 32°01′52″S 115°48′54″E / 32.031°S 115.815°E / -32.031; 115.815Coordinates: 32°01′52″S 115°48′54″E / 32.031°S 115.815°E / -32.031; 115.815
Population 2,048 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 1,710/km2 (4,420/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6154
Area 1.2 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location 13 km (8 mi) from Perth
LGA(s) City of Melville
State electorate(s) Alfred Cove
Federal Division(s) Tangney
Suburbs around Alfred Cove:
Attadale Swan River Applecross
Melville Alfred Cove Ardross
Melville Myaree Booragoon

Alfred Cove is a southern suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Its local government area is the City of Melville.


It is named after the adjacent sheltered cove in the Swan River, which is in turn named after Alfred Waylen (1833-1901), a pioneer settler in the area who was granted Swan Location 74, covering most of present-day Alfred Cove and Myaree.[2]

It contains Tompkins Park, and has a population of 2,048.[1]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Alfred Cove (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names". Retrieved 2007-05-15.