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Osborne Park, Western Australia

Coordinates: 31°53′53″S 115°48′43″E / 31.898°S 115.812°E / -31.898; 115.812
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Osborne Park
PerthWestern Australia
Osborne Park Shopping Centre
Coordinates31°53′53″S 115°48′43″E / 31.898°S 115.812°E / -31.898; 115.812
Population4,463 (SAL 2021)[1]
Area5.1 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Location8 km (5 mi) NW of Perth CBD
State electorate(s)Balcatta, Scarborough
Federal division(s)Curtin, Perth, Cowan
Suburbs around Osborne Park:
Innaloo Stirling Balcatta
Woodlands Osborne Park Tuart Hill and Joondanna
Herdsman Glendalough Mount Hawthorn

Osborne Park is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia in the local government area of the City of Stirling and City of Vincent.



Osborne Park was named after William Osborne, a butcher who owned an abattoir and land on Wanneroo Road and who was elected to the Perth Road Board (the City of Stirling's predecessor), in 1875.[2]

Osborne Park was part of an original crown grant of 2,440 hectares (6,020 acres) given to T. R. C. Walters in 1840. After the death of Walters in 1874, William Osborne bought part of his estate, which included the area now known as Osborne Park.

The suburb was originally market gardens, due to rich peaty soil from the swamps between Lake Monger and Herdsman Lake.[3][page needed] The area was popular among Chinese, Italian and Yugoslav settlers.[4] The suburb was founded by a private trading concern and had a tram service in the early 1900s through an extension of the Perth tram system from the end of the Leederville line.[3][page needed] The suburb is now served by Glendalough train station on the Joondalup line.

Osborne Park became a residential suburb after World War II, but by the 1980s, it was predominantly an industrial area, with only the north-eastern area still residential.[4]

At present


Many warehouses, car yards and small businesses are located in Osborne Park, as well as larger retailers. Scarborough Beach Road consists of the largest car yard precinct in Australia.

Main Street in Osborne Park is the cafe, shopping and business strip, hosting cafes and restaurants. The Osborne Park shopping centre is also open.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Osborne Park (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "History of metropolitan suburb names – O". Western Australian Land Information Authority. Archived from the original on 16 March 2022. Retrieved 2 March 2008.
  3. ^ a b James Battye, ed. (1985). Cyclopedia of Western Australia. Carlisle: Hesperian Press. ISBN 0-85905-072-6. OCLC 216482115. OL 11654806M. Wikidata Q125966848.
  4. ^ a b "Suburbs: Osborne Park". City of Stirling. Retrieved 2 March 2008.