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Welcome To My Suburb – Beckenham (City of Gosnells)

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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

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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

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
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
Beckenham Kindergarten – 9458 2819

Image: Beckenham Early Learning Centre Facebook page

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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 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
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!
Harmony Fields Fitness Track – Free fitness facilities in nearby Maddington.
Fernwood Fitness is a women’s only gym.

Community Services

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.
Gosnells Ghost Walks take place on the first Friday night of the month from 7pm.
Beckenham is also close to Canning River

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