Orelia is one of the Kwinana suburbs named after a ship. The "Orelia" arrived at Fremantle bringing settlers to the new Swan River Colony in October 1829. Development of the area commenced in 1952.
Orelia Avenue - Orelia Avenue is the main residential street which runs through the suburb. There is a distinct difference between the established houses on the west side and the newly built homes on the east side. However, despite this juxtaposition, there is a nice cross mix between the style and design of housing in the suburb which adds to its originality and character.