Melville Water was named in 1827 by Captain James Stirling, after 2nd Viscount Melville. The land south of Melville Water was named Melville Water Park Estate (in the area that is now Applecross) and was subdivided for development in 1896.
Melville Water lies between Point Resolution and Point Walter to the west, Point Heathcote at the mouth of the Canning River to the south-east, and the Narrows Bridge where it meets Perth Water to the north-east. In that space it has marine parks (Swan Estuary marine park in Lucky Bay and Alfred Cove), water ski areas (Waylen Bay, and Point Walter) as well as the Narrows Personal Water Craft Freestyle Area. The main ferry and tour boat route passes through the centre of the open water in the centre of the river.
Swan Estuary Marine Park
The component marine parks occur in three locations: within the bounds of Melville Water:
- Pelican Point Marine Park, south of Pelican Point, Crawley
- Milyu Marine Park, around Pelican Rocks, South Perth
- Alfred Cove Marine Park, Alfred Cove, Lucky Bay, Attadale
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- www.heritageaustralia.com.au Melville. Accessed 22 March 2006.
- City of Melville Suburb Fact Sheet - Melville. Available. Accessed 22 March 2006.
- "Narrows Personal Watercraft Area - Marine Safety Information" (PDF). Department of Transport. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
- Swan and Canning Rivers Boating Guide pamphlet version dated August 2007 published by the Department for Planning and Infrastructure - for online pdf - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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