Mount Melville, Western Australia

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Mount Melville from Anzac Park
Mount Melville
AlbanyWestern Australia
Map of Mount Melville within Albany
Population1,079 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density372/km2 (964/sq mi)
Area2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Albany
State electorate(s)Albany
Federal Division(s)O'Connor
Suburbs around Mount Melville:
Lockyer Orana Centennial Park
Mount Elphinstone Mount Melville Albany
Princess Royal Harbour Princess Royal Harbour Princess Royal Harbour

Coordinates: 35°01′21″S 117°52′16″E / 35.0225°S 117.8712°E / -35.0225; 117.8712

Mount Melville is a south-western suburb of Albany in southern Western Australia, west of Albany's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Albany.

Mount Melville is named after the natural granite massif that the suburb is nestled around. The mount forms the western flank to the Albany CBD, with Mount Clarence located to the eastern side.

The Mount was named after Viscount Melville, the first Lord of the Admiralty, in 1791 by Captain George Vancouver.

Mount Melville was gazetted as a suburb in 1979.[2]


The suburb is bounded by Albany Highway to the north and east, by Hanrahan Road to the west and by Princess Royal Harbour to the south.

It is set within native bush with walk trails and a sealed road to the top. A distinctive observation tower is situated at the peak that offers panoramic views as far as the Stirling Range to the north.

The mount has an elevation of 152 metres (499 ft).[3]

The western side of Mount Melville is the site of the town's main waste management facility.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Mount Melville (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2015-01-04. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Naming of Localities - Town of Albany (per 3773/57 V4)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 8 June 1979. p. 1979:1501.
  3. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Mount Melville, WA". 2007. Retrieved 2010-02-22.,_Western_Australia&action=edit&section=2#