Southern River, Western Australia

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Southern River
PerthWestern Australia
Southern river typical street march2006 gnangarra.JPG
Redevelopment from rural to residential in Southern River, 2006
Coordinates32°05′56″S 115°57′07″E / 32.099°S 115.952°E / -32.099; 115.952Coordinates: 32°05′56″S 115°57′07″E / 32.099°S 115.952°E / -32.099; 115.952
Population10,712 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Gosnells
State electorate(s)Southern River
Federal division(s)Burt
Suburbs around Southern River:
Canning Vale Huntingdale Gosnells
Canning Vale Southern River Camillo
Forrestdale Forrestdale Armadale

Southern River is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Gosnells.

It was originally a rural area with farms for egg production, horse breeding properties and boarding kennels for cats and dogs. These farms combined gave the area a population of less than 500 people.

The current environment is just starting to undergo major changes; plans for the next 5 years[timeframe?] will see the suburb totally redeveloped into medium density residential properties with an average block size of 700 m2 (7,500 sq ft). The result will be a population increase to above 15,000; along with this will be the building of all the necessary infrastructure like shops, schools, park and gardens.

Display homes Southern River in 2006

The region bounded by Ranford Road, Passmore Street, Matison Street and Holmes Road, is likely to retain its special status and unique lifestyle for the foreseeable future. Most residents are deeply involved in either greyhound racing or the breeding showing and trialling of pedigree dogs and/or cats. Several boarding catteries and kennels are found in the area, servicing a large proportion of the Perth metropolitan area.


There is a local shopping centre, Southern River Shopping Centre, along Bristile Avenue and Ranford Road. A Coles Supermarket anchors the precinct. Bunnings Harrisdale is opposite the shopping centre. The state public secondary college, Southern River College, is located along Southern River Road but in Gosnells proper.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Southern River (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 October 2008.