Murdoch, Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia
|Population||2,996 (2006 census)|
|Location||12 km (7 mi) from Perth|
|LGA(s)||City of Melville|
|State electorate(s)||Bateman, Jandakot|
Murdoch is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Melville. Murdoch University and St John of God Hospital Murdoch are located in Murdoch, as will be the Fiona Stanley Hospital, scheduled to open in October 2014. The suburb is named after Sir Walter Murdoch.
Murdoch is located next to Winthrop, Bateman, Kardinya and North Lake. Boundaries with these suburbs are delineated by Somerville Drive, Murdoch Drive, Prescott Drive and Farrington Road respectively.
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Murdoch's residential area is primarily on the northern side of South Street; the area on the southern side is primarily for commercial usage. While hospitals and educational institutions dominate the suburb's land usage, the area also includes a police station, fire station and juvenile detention centre.
There are two major hospital complexes within Murdoch: the privately owned St John of God Hospital and the Government-operated Fiona Stanley Hospital, which is currently under construction.
Tertiary educational institutions Murdoch University and a campus of the Challenger Institute of Technology are located in Murdoch. Murdoch College and Winthrop Baptist College both cater for students from year 8 to 12. There are no primary schools within the suburb.
Murdoch Park 'n' Ride is located in Murdoch, and incorporates Murdoch Train Station. Major bus routes include the CircleRoute, running along South Street; route 183 servicing Murdoch Park 'n' Ride; and route 185 servicing Murdoch University.