Postans, Western Australia

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PerthWestern Australia
Postans is located in Perth
Location in metropolitan Perth
Coordinates 32°13′08″S 115°48′47″E / 32.219°S 115.813°E / -32.219; 115.813Coordinates: 32°13′08″S 115°48′47″E / 32.219°S 115.813°E / -32.219; 115.813
Postcode(s) 6167
LGA(s) City of Kwinana
State electorate(s) Kwinana
Federal Division(s) Brand
Suburbs around Postans:
Hope Valley Mandogalup Mandogalup
Kwinana Beach Postans The Spectacles
Medina Orelia The Spectacles

Postans is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Kwinana.

The suburb is named after George Postans who was one of the first settlers in the area. He arrived in the Colony as a convict in 1850 and after he was released he bought 100 acres (0.40 km2) of land in 1882. The suburb was formerly known as "Caledonia".

An agriculture research station known as "Medina Research Station", part of the Department of Agriculture and Food of the state government of Western Australia, is located in the suburb.

The suburb is otherwise dominated by several quarries, a tailing pond of the nearby Alcoa alumina refinery and a facility called the "Kwinana Wastewater Treatment Plant".