Padbury was named in 1971 after the notable Western Australian settler Walter Padbury (a street in Padbury is also named him, Walter Padbury Boulevard). Several locations in the north section of Padbury bordering on the main road of Whitfords Avenue take on the name Whitfords. The South East corner of the suburb also goes by the name of Hepburn Heights and the most eastern part of Padbury is often called Pinnaroo Heights.
Life in Padbury
Located in the City of Joondalup, Padbury is home to Padbury Shopping Centre which includes an IGA, fast food outlets and a bottle shop. McDonald's Park is a popular place for families with a kids playground and is home to the Whitfords Football Team home ground. There are four primary schools in the area (Padbury Primary School, Bambara Primary School, South Padbury Primary School and Padbury Catholic Primary School) and one high school - Padbury Senior High School.