Welcome To My Suburb – Beckenham (City of Gosnells)

Welcome To My Suburb – Beckenham (City of Gosnells)

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Posted 2018-01-09 by Suefollow
Beckenham is a suburb in Perth’s south that is located within the City of Gosnells. It was once known as ‘Buckingham’ and is now a popular family suburb due to its close proximity to the Armadale/Thornlie train line and to the currently expanding Westfield Carousel Shopping Centre. As part of our ‘Welcome to My Suburb’ series, we take a closer look at Beckenham.

Mills Park, Beckenham

Council and surrounding suburbs
Council: City of Gosnells
Surrounding suburbs: Cannington, East Cannington, Ferndale, Thornlie, Maddington, Kenwick

Public transport

Beckenham Train Station is located on the Armadale/Thornlie Train Line and is close to the Cannington Train Station. The number 220 bus goes from Beckenham to Westfield Carousel Shopping Centre .

Schools, childcare and tertiary education

Public Primary Schools
  • Beckenham Primary School
  • Gibbs Street Primary School

  • Image: Beckenham Primary School Facebook page

    Nearby Private Primary Schools
  • Rehoboth Christian College is a co-ed Christian school in Kenwick (Kindergarten to Year 12)
  • St Joseph’s School is a Catholic, co-ed primary school in Queen’s Park
  • Christian College is located in nearby Thornlie (Kindergarten to Year 12)

  • Nearest Public High School
  • Sevenoaks Senior College
  • Cannington Community College in Cannington is a co-ed public school (Kindergarten to year 10)

  • Nearest private high schools
  • Rehoboth Christian College Kenwick – Kindergarten to Year 12
  • St Norbert College is a Catholic secondary college in Queens Park (Years 7 to 12)
  • Christian College is located in nearby Thornlie (Kindergarten to Year 12)

  • Childcare, Kindy and Playgroups
  • Buggles Childcare Beckenham
  • Beckenham Kindergarten – 9458 2819
  • Cannington Early Learning
  • East Cannington Early Learning Centre

  • Image: Beckenham Early Learning Centre Facebook page

    Click here for a list of playgroups in the surrounding areas.

    Tertiary Education
    The nearest university is Curtin University .


    The nearest general hospital is Bentley Hospital which has an emergency department and maternity services. The nearest private hospitals are St John of God Midland and Murdoch .

    Medical Centres
  • Beckenham Medical Centre
  • Apollo Health Cannington

  • Shopping
  • Beckenham is just a few minutes drive from one of the biggest shopping centres in Perth, Westfield Carousel Shopping Centre , which has Myer, Coles, Woolworths, a Hoyts Cinema (including LUX gold class)
  • Along William Street, you will find Baby Bunting, Spotlight, The Good Guys and more and an IGA Supermarket.
  • Beckenham is also close to Albany Highway Cannington, which is bursting with speciality shops such as Toys ‘R Us and Babies ‘R Us, Bunnings, fitness facilities, furniture shops and so many more.

  • Dining Out
  • Pinn’s Palace Chinese Restaurant
  • The Food Bar
  • Fika On Brix Cafe
  • There are also plenty of restaurants in the surrounding areas of Cannington, Thornlie and Gosnells.

  • Image: Kings Boxing Facebook page

  • Kings Boxing Gym has boxing classes for women and kids!
  • Brixton Tennis
  • Leisure World Thornlie
  • Harmony Fields Fitness Track – Free fitness facilities in nearby Maddington.
  • Fernwood Fitness is a women’s only gym.
  • Fitness HQ Cannington

  • Community Services
  • Thornlie Library
  • Cannington Library
  • Mills Park Centre

  • Police
    The nearest police station is located at 1325 Albany Highway, Cannington.

    Recreational facilities and events
  • Click here for a list of playgroups in the surrounding areas.
  • Mills Park Nature Play Space
  • Gosnells Ghost Walks take place on the first Friday night of the month from 7pm.
  • Karinya Equestrian Park Orange Grove
  • Beckenham is also close to Canning River

  • Want to read about more Perth suburbs? Read on [LINK https://perthmumsgroup.com.au/welcome-to-my-suburb/ here!

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    #south Of The River
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