Kensington, Western Australia

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PerthWestern Australia
Kensington is located in Perth
Coordinates 31°58′57″S 115°53′04″E / 31.9825°S 115.884444°E / -31.9825; 115.884444Coordinates: 31°58′57″S 115°53′04″E / 31.9825°S 115.884444°E / -31.9825; 115.884444
Population 4,273 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6151
Location 3 km (2 mi) from Perth
LGA(s) City of South Perth
State electorate(s) South Perth
Federal Division(s) Swan
Suburbs around Kensington:
South Perth South Perth Swan River
South Perth Kensington Victoria Park
Como Como East Victoria Park

Kensington is a residential suburb 3 km from Perth's central business district. Kensington is located within the City of South Perth local government area.

Kensington was named after the former Kensington Park Racecourse, which was most likely named after William Samuel Cox's Kensington Park Racecourse, in Melbourne.[2] The suburb is bounded by Canning Highway to the west, Berwick Street to the north, Kent Street to the east, and Hayman Road and South Terrace to the south.

Senior and Tertiary Education[edit]

Kensington contains Wesley College's playing fields at Morris Mundy Reserve. It borders Perth's Technology Park and Curtin University, named after former Australian prime minister John Curtin. Kensington also contains Kensington Primary School.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kensington (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Kensington Park Races". The Argus. Melbourne. 12 October 1874. p. 6. Retrieved 27 January 2017.