Discover the Charming Suburbs of Perth

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Published: 21 June 2024
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From the coastal charm of Fremantle to the urban excitement of Subiaco, there’s a place everyone can enjoy.

Here’s a glimpse into some of Perth’s most lively and charming suburbs:

Perth City Centre

Perth’s city centre is constantly buzzing with activities and things to do. From the beautiful Kings Park to the lively Elizabeth Quay, the city centre is a hub of activity. Don’t miss dining at Wildflower or enjoying a drink at The Aviary while viewing a stunning sunset over the Swan River.


Just south of the city centre, Fremantle is a hip hub with great shopping, live music, and café culture. Fremantle’s beautiful Fremantle Markets hosts plenty of artisanal stalls, while boutique shops and local designer stores can be found throughout the area. You’ll also find lots of fantastic restaurants, bars, and live music venues. Check out Bread in Common for a memorable dining experience or enjoy the live music at Mojo’s Bar.


This well-rounded urban locale is the perfect mix of suburbs and entertainment making Subiaco an ideal base for anyone studying or working in central Perth. Here, you can visit the Subiaco Farmers Market, browse an art gallery on Rokeby Road, or take a bike ride around the parklands. For dining, try Lady of Ro or Lulu La Delizia.


Wealthy Cottesloe is centered around Marine Parade, where casual cafes and ice cream shops overlook the beach. You can taste pizza and seafood at the historic Indiana Cottesloe Beach restaurant, originally a tea house from 1910. The Cottesloe Beach Club hosts “Sunday Sessions” with live music. Inland, Napoleon Street has trendy bakeries, designer jewelers, and surf-wear stores.


The beachside community of Scarborough is popular for surfing, cycling, and family outings, offering a relaxed atmosphere with its smoothie bars and brunch spots. Scarborough is home to great eateries, as well as major beaches like Scarborough Beach. Enjoy a meal at The Sandbar or visit El Grotto for a vibrant nightlife experience.

Mount Lawley & Highgate

Whether it’s the lively nightlife, inclusivity or taco joints of Mount Lawley, or the elegant charm of Highgate, these suburbs are a fascinating and iconic part of Perth. Enjoy a night out at The Beaufort or a fine dining experience at Shadow Wine Bar.


Nestled along Oxford Street, Leederville buzzes with hip bookshops, record stores, and boutiques, alongside places serving gelato and gourmet tapas. Daytime centers around family-friendly cafes, while evenings draw crowds to lively pub gardens and cocktail bars such as Amani Bar. Nearby Lake Monger offers a peaceful setting with a scenic cycling and jogging track. Don’t miss dining at Pappagallo.


Explore the bustling Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City, enjoy a relaxing stroll through Neil Hawkins Park, or take a bike ride along the scenic Lake Joondalup. For dining, try the modern Australian cuisine at The Sovereign Arms or for a casual kebab try Hikky’s.

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