Melville is a small suburb 11 kilometres south of Perth City. Its two square kilometre land area is bound to the north by Canning Highway and Leach Highway in the south, with its almost 5,700 population a result of gradual increases since the early 1990s. Melville's most substantial development took place in the 1950s.
Life in Melville
Though very close to many commercial sectors just outside of its boundaries, Melville is largely removed from urbanisation. Home to a number of parks and reserves, the suburb provides locals with numerous native public spaces to explore and enjoy. There are also two local schools, Melville Primary School and Melville Senior High School, and a recreation centre.