Gosnells, Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia
|Population||17,277 (2006 census)|
|• Density||1,167/km2 ( 3,023/sq mi)|
|Area||14.8 km2 (5.7 sq mi)|
|Location||20 km (12 mi) from Perth|
|LGA(s)||City of Gosnells|
Gosnells has ranked #1 in a 2017 list of top suburbs to be broken into, in "Perth's worst suburbs for break-ins" according to the RAC, one of the top providers of insurance in Australia.
The area where Gosnells is located was used by the Nyoongar Aboriginal people for thousands of years before European settlement. In 1829, when the European Settlers arrived in Western Australia, farms were established along the Swan and Canning rivers, significantly changing the landscape and terrain of Gosnells. In 1862, Charles Gosnell of London purchased the surrounding lands of Gosnells from the Davis Family. In 1890, Western Australia experienced an influx of residents from overseas and interstate due to the gold rush in Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie. This resulted in an increased demand for land on the outskirts of Perth and subsequently a group of developers bought the land (named "Canning Location 16") from the deceased estate of Gosnell. In 1907, the name "Gosnells" was adopted for the area.
Gosnells is served by Gosnells and Seaforth train stations. These stations are on the suburban Perth to Armadale railway line, with trains departing approximately every 15 minutes to the city. Train services are more frequent during peak periods, with trains departing approximately every 5 to 10 minutes. These services are operated by the state-owned public transport company, Transperth. It takes approximately 23 minutes to travel from Gosnells to Perth by train.
Gosnells has six bus routes, the 210, 211, 220, 228, 231 and the 232. The 210 and 211 goes to Thornlie. The 228 goes to Thornlie, via Maddington. The 231 and 232 goes around Gosnells, also known as the "Gosnells Loop". The 220 from Armadale travel to Gosnells from Perth.
- Gerald Arthur - cricketer
- Chris Tallentire - politician
- Mitch Wishnowsky - punter in American college football; winner of 2016 Ray Guy Award as top punter in college football