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The suburb of Victoria Park derives its name from \"Victoria Park Estate\", a development that took place there in the 1890s. It is believed the name was given to the estate because Queen Victoria was still on the throne, although it may be connected with Victoria Park in Melbourne.

The area was originally the largest portion of a grant of 972 acres (393 ha) to John Butler in 1831. Progress and development was initially very slow, but a few houses were built around coach stops on the Albany Road, initially constructed from hand-sawn wooden logs. The road was rebuilt in the early 1860s by convicts. At this time the entire area from Canning Bridge to Belmont was simply known as \"Canning\".

In 1886, a settlement started at \"2 Mile Spring\", opposite the present location of the Broken Hill Hotel, and a year later, subdivision commenced. The building of the railway to Pinjarra in 1893 had a huge effect on the area - within a few years, a state school was built on Cargill Street and by 1898, the population had reached 1,197.

The following year, Broken Hill Hotel and the Town Hall were constructed, serving as both a community centre and as the council office for the Victoria Park Municipality (until amalgamation with the City of Perth in 1917). The Town Hall was later demolished, while the Broken Hill Hotel is listed by the National Trust.

A tram service commenced in 1905, and by 1917 the population had reached 5,000, and had at their disposal electric lighting, a public library (1903), police station (1906), post office (1912), bowling club (1913) and two hotels, as well as several banks and numerous commercial enterprises and factories. After World War I, Albany Highway was bitumenised, and the commercial centre on either side of the road grew to rival centres in more established areas.[3]

While by 1937 considered a \"working man\'s district\", by the mid-1970s the area had a higher-than-average elderly population according to ABS statistics, and the development of townhouses in place of some of the original dwellings saw increasing gentrification as city workers settled in areas closer to the Perth CBD. In 1993, Burswood was approved as a name for the northeastern part of Victoria Park, and split away from it.

Victoria Park is bounded by the Swan River to the northwest, Shepperton Road, Harper Street and the Armadale railway to the northeast, Miller and Kent Streets to the southeast and a line 61 m southwest of Berwick Street to the southwest. The suburb is mostly residential, although Albany Highway is a commercial \"high street\" and a number of parks can be found - most notably McCallum Park on the river, Raphael Park and the smaller Read Park and Hawthorne Park.

Victoria Park is a major transit route, being the intersection point of the Canning Highway to South Perth, Applecross and Fremantle; the Great Eastern Highway to Belmont and Perth Airport; the Albany Highway to Cannington and Armadale; and The Causeway to Perth\'s CBD. Albany Highway runs through the suburb as a main shopping street.

Victoria Park is served by the Victoria Park train station on its northeastern corner, and by the Victoria Park bus station on the eastern end of The Causeway. All services are operated by the Public Transport Authority.

  • Suburb:Victoria Park
  • Postcode:6100
  • Population:7174 (2006 census)
  • Municipality:Town of Victoria Park
Address Suburb Sold Date Bed Bath Car Sale Price
2/10 Leonard Street VICTORIA PARK 24-04-2022 3 2 2 Undisclosed View Property
18B Lichfield Street VICTORIA PARK 26-09-2017 3 2 2 $595,000 View Property
6 New Park Grove VICTORIA PARK 27-06-2014 3 2 2 Undisclosed View Property
5/22 Leonard Street VICTORIA PARK 17-10-2013 3 2 2 Undisclosed View Property
Address Suburb Leased Date Bed Bath Car Lease Price
9A Manchester Street VICTORIA PARK 3 2 2 Undisclosed View Property
58B Tuam Street VICTORIA PARK 3 2 2 Undisclosed View Property
58B Tuam Street VICTORIA PARK 2 2 2 Undisclosed View Property
3 King George Street VICTORIA PARK 3 1 1 Undisclosed View Property
25 Sunbury Road VICTORIA PARK 3 2 0 Undisclosed View Property
5/11 King George Street VICTORIA PARK 1 1 1 Undisclosed View Property
12/54 Canning Highway VICTORIA PARK 2 1 0 Undisclosed View Property