Spotlight on Joondanna

The first of the northern suburbs which were born in the post War period of the 1940s was Joondanna.


“Joondanna Heights” was originally selected as the name for this suburb, in a competition organised by the City of Stirling’s predecessor, the Perth Road Board. In 1954 the name was shortened to Joondanna, which is believed to have been the name of a farm owned by early settler Mark Banks in what is now Osborne Park.

Residential development

Land at Joondanna was first granted to T. R. C. Walters in 1840, however little development occurred until after World War II. Subdivision of Joondanna commenced in 1939, and the late 1940s and early 1950s saw rapid development, to the extent that by 1958 little vacant land was available.

Until recent years, single detached houses dominated Joondanna. However, many of the old timber-framed workers’ houses from the 1940s and 1950s have been removed to make way for new developments. This has resulted in the construction of numerous units in Joondanna, although single detached dwellings still remain the dominant form of housing in the suburb.

Community development

Joondanna contains a number of small shops to cater for daily grocery needs. The largest park within the region surrounds the water tower on Roberts Street and Albert James Park also provides for passive recreation. Joondanna also contains a primary school and a home for seniors.

More information about Joondanna can be found at the City of Stirling website

Joondanna information

Distance to Perth: 6km

Postcode: 6060

Local Government: Stirling

Primary schools

St Kieran Catholic Primary School

Osborne Primary School

Tuart Hill Primary School

Nollamara Primary School

West Coast Steiner School

Our Lady Of Lourdes School

Balcatta Primary School

St Denis School

St Lawrence Primary School

Mount Hawthorn Primary School

Secondary schools

Servite College

Dianella Secondary College Education Support Centre

Carmel School

Dianella Secondary College

Balcatta Senior High School

Sir David Brand School

Bold Park Community School

Telethon Speech & Hearing

Aranmore Catholic College

Australian Islamic College – North Of The River

Coffee & Restaurants

Litle Donkey Corner
Urban Grind on Royal
Tuart Hill Cafe

Wah Do Chinese Restaurant
Charm Thai Kitchen
Meatbox Kebab

Dog Swamp S/C,
Flinders Square

Train stations