Lynwood, Western Australia

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PerthWestern Australia
Lynwood is located in Perth
Coordinates32°02′46″S 115°55′05″E / 32.046°S 115.918°E / -32.046; 115.918Coordinates: 32°02′46″S 115°55′05″E / 32.046°S 115.918°E / -32.046; 115.918
Population3,026 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density1,680/km2 (4,350/sq mi)
Area1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location17 km (11 mi) from Perth
LGA(s)City of Canning
State electorate(s)Cannington
Federal Division(s)Swan
Suburbs around Lynwood:
Ferndale Cannington
Parkwood Lynwood Langford

Lynwood is a small southeastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Its local government area is the City of Canning.


Lynwood was first settled by Henry Willett of Willett & Co, who was granted Canning Location 21 on the Canning River (which included nearby Parkwood) and settled in the area in June 1832. In November 1964, the Shire of Canning proposed the names "Burtsdale" and "Willetton" for Willetton and Lynwood/Parkwood respectively, the name Burtsdale honouring Septimus Burt, who purchased the land in 1882. In August 1965, developers at Lynwood requested the name "Clovercrest Estate", but finally agreed to "Lynwood". The name Willetton was shifted westwards and Lynwood was gazetted in December 1965.[2] Parkwood was part of Lynwood until 1993.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Lynwood and neighbouring Parkwood were largely settled by new migrants from the United Kingdom who arrived in Perth seeking economic prosperity. Large parcels of land were developed by the British firm Realty Development Corporation (RDC) and heavily marketed to the new English migrants upon their arrival as 'home & land packages'.


Lynwood is approximately 13 km from the Perth CBD and is bound by High Road to the south and south-west, Nicholson Road to the east and Metcalfe Road to the north and north-west. The Canning River is about 300 m (984 ft) north-east of the suburb's boundary.[3]


Lynwood is a residential suburb with a series of parks connecting along Bannister Creek and parallel to Nicholson Road. It contains a vibrant neighbourhood shopping centre complete with supermarket, post office, estate agency, and a number of food outlets as well as community hall and a primary school completed in 2010 which also services the adjoining suburb of Ferndale. Lynwood Senior High School is in nearby Parkwood and was built in 1975.

The Riverton Forum and Westfield Carousel shopping centres are less than 2 km (1 mi) away, as is the Riverton Leisureplex, a large facility with sporting, fitness and recreation facilities first opened on 9 November 2001,[4] operated by the City of Canning and including the council's largest library. Parkwood Shopping Centre was built in 1979, but has recently been demolished due to low patronage and now only consists of a few convenience stores and a small medical clinic. The Lynwood Arms Hotel, a local pub on Metcalfe Road, built in the early 1970s was demolished in 2014 to make way for an upmarket medium-density housing development.


Lynwood is served by Transperth bus services from Cannington which link it to Perth's CBD. All services are operated by the Swan Transit.


Lynwood has a changing mixed-ethnic population. It generally supports the Australian Labor Party at both Federal and state elections.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Lynwood (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – L". Retrieved 2007-01-17.
  3. ^ 2007 StreetSmart directory, Department of Lands and Surveys, Perth.
  4. ^ Riverton Leisureplex - City Of Canning