Victoria Park, WA 6100

3.9(23 reviews)

Ranked 163rd best suburb by locals in Perth (Greater) Region, WA

Great for

  • Public transport
  • Eating out
  • Internet access
  • Parks and recreation
  • Clean & green

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Reviews of Victoria Park, WA

2nd May 2022

"You Better Be Rich Before You Move"

Imagine getting fined for being parked in your own driveway, because you can bet on your life it'll happen. You'll be fined for basically anything they feel will earn them money. This place is frankly disgusting. Where is that money even going, other than the pockets of the councillors and parking inspectors? It sure isn't going towards fixing the rampant homeless problem, or multiple meth head neighbours that will sell their stock right under the noses of both the council and the police.

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5th April 2022

"Convenient location"

I really loved living in Victoria Park due to the fantastic amenities and the ability to walk "almost everywhere." Whether its the local cafe, shops, restaurants or catch a bus to the city or an event at Optus Stadium. It also has one of the most supportive communities I have experienced. I really miss the convenience of everything on offer here.

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27th November 2020

"Gentrification"

Victoria Park is a vibrant suburb offering all essentials and night life. For a suburb close to the city it’s fairly quiet in the streets (depends which part of Vic Park).
It’s slowly gentrifying with newer, renovated housing and restaurants and cafes. The town do a good job at maintaining a community feel.
It will be nice to see the empty car park lots become housing or parks. They are an eye sore and waste of space.
Victoria Park reminds me of Richmond in Victoria. It’s a mix of demographics which creates character.
Richmond is now one of the best and expensive suburbs in Melbourne.

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25th May 2020

"Victoria Park - Inner City Living I Foodies Delight .."

Victoria Park is a suburb that offers inner City living at it's best at an affordable price. Within close proximity to South Perth and the Swan River Foreshore its full of lifestyle choices. The Cafe' strip offers every cuisine imaginable, it's like having the world's smorgasbord at your doorstep. There is good coffee and some great cafe's. The Raphael Park precinct is highly sought after, and the prices generally reflect this. There are some lovely character homes along with new in the area. The government schools and private schools are equally popular, Kent St, Senior High School (Government), offers Specialist courses to students who have proven aptitudes in Aviation, Fashion & Design, CoRE Science and Cricket. Great public Transport. Approximately 5km's from Perth CBD. Close to the airport, Crown Casino, and the new Optus Stadium.

Sue Rowles I Licensed Sales Agent I Peard Real Estate I 0403 531 585 I Victoria Park.

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Jennifer Noye real estate agent
Jennifer Noye
Caporn Young Estate Agents Fremantle
13th May 2020

"Awesome Location and Lifestyle"

Having lived in Victoria Park since 2005, I can vouch for it's liveability, convenience and community spirit.
The suburb is a real mix of young, old, familes, professional, owner occupiers and rentals.

The Albany Highway Cafe strip, runs through the suburb, we are so lucky to be spoilt for choice when it comes to cafes, restaurants, bars and eateries of all cuisines....

Love living here and happy to help any one out who wants to know more about this awesome suburb, which is just across the river from Perth City Centre!

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21st March 2020

"Wait till the flight restrictions end!"

A nice distance from the city, with a vibrant vibe. It's an appealing suburb at first glance but that's the false sense of security taking hold. I lived here just before the pandemic. Jumbo jets roaring over head at least 25 an hour. Early wake ups at 3 for red eye flights. Yes its nice at the moment and once the travel restrictions lift anyone who paid the extra 100 thousand will be crying. Double glazing and lots of insulation and avoid Berwick street, McMillan street, Kent street and the other side of Albany Hwy. Can't wait to escape it when all goes back to normal. The rodents and cockroaches are vile and there is actually a serious problem with a particular demographic that makes going to the playground at john McMillan Park unbearable (next to east vic park library).

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"convenient. not quiet."

best suburb for food! many different kinds of restaurants around. on lazy days, you can get it delivered too. a few buses to and from the city. many shops and services. students, professionals, families, retirees live here. it has a few small parks right next to the road. some noisy neighbors on the weekend; if you're unlucky, sometimes it goes until 2am. many of the buildings are old and don't have good sound-proofing. small and large cockroaches, especially when you are on the ground floor. some mice as well.

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paulp22

vic park is a noisy dump

paulp22

in fact I'd go further and call it a very noisy filthy dump
best suburb for food? if like like to eat 30 cm from poisonous traffic along busy albany highway.
many buildings are old? most buildings are decrepit
Noise? you are metres away from perth stadiuym with its noisy sports events (60,000 people) and concerts (all day)
no peace here ever

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"Used syringes."

I often use public transport and often see used hypodermic syringes outside Vic Park Train Station, it really concerns me because Guide Dogs are often seen in this area.

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"Easy commute to work!! Don't need a car!!"

Vic Park is one of the very few suburbs in Perth that residents can live without a car. A lot of residents cycle to work in the CBD.

For someone like me who work in the Northern suburb, I just need to catch my bus/ train to Perth Underground station or Elizabeth Quay station to do the interchange. It is quick, nice and easy.

Unlike other suburbs that rely heavily on the freeway, Vic Park has its own bridge "causeway" to connect to the city. The bridge never get congested (even in peak hours). This makes the bus journey very smooth and on-time.

If you love city life but want to live in a homely & quiet suburb, Vic Park will be better options than the suburbs on the North side of the CBD (e.g. Northbridge, Highgate, East Perth, etc.).

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Good public transport
  • Everything a short walk away
  • Spacious Parks and Ovals

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paulp22

very few parks compared to other suburbs
not any more restaurants than anywhere else unless you include mcdonalds, kfc, red rooster, etc
VERY noisy (traffic and concerts)
not a good place for families (any age)

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"Great suburb to live or invest!!"

Areas around Raphael Park & Hawthorne Park are definitely the pick of the bunch.

Fantastic location, a minutes drive to the river or just walk it. Neighbouring South Perth and Como etc with easy access to the city and Curtin University. Great schools, cafes & restaurants and loads of parks everywhere.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Good public transport

Not great for

  • East of Albany Highway (near train station) is abit doggy

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"Hidden Gem of Perth"

Most affordable family-friendly inner suburb!

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Good public transport
  • Everything a short walk away
  • Spacious Parks and Ovals
  • Safe for kids and pet

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"Best suburb in Perth!!"

This suburb is amazing!

It is close to everything and has easy public transport access to city, top schools (Senior High - Mercedes, Ursula Fraser, Penrhos, Aquinas ; Primary - Victoria Park Primary) , universities, libraries, leisure & sport center, local parks, airport, recreational areas around Swan rivers, shopping centres and best restaurants in Perth!! Due to the proximity of the city, many people choose to cycle to work!!

In Vic Park, both Albany Hwy & Berwick Street are 1 lane each way only. Beside of Shepperton Rd (which I never use), there is no multi-lanes "highway" or "freeway", which makes the suburb very quiet and safe for children and pets.

The hilly part of Vic Park offers a great view of the city, very beautiful during sunset!!

It is surrounded by upper middle class suburbs like South Perth and Como, yet, it is still relatively affordable!! Although some part of Vic Park has some units/ flats, but they are well maintained and occupied mostly by people who works in the city.

My husband moved in for 8 years and never had any break-in or incidents. The suburb is very safe to walk around, even at night.

Great for

  • Close to top private schools & university
  • Great view of the Perth CBD
  • Very safe
  • Close to city
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Good public transport
  • Everything a short walk away
  • Spacious Parks and Ovals

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"Great quiet area close to Curtin Uni & CBD"

I live in a shared townhouse with my partner. We're uni students and love that the 72 & 75 buses are a 3 minute walk away and take 10 minutes to get to Curtin University bus station. Buses that go to the CBD are plentiful, 106, 105, 32, 72 & 75 (and probably more) all go to the CBD from Canning Highway or Vic Park Transfer Station and take about 8-10 minutes (or a little more) depending on traffic in peak times. There's a lot of trees and parks around, we live near Raphael park and there's always school kids playing soccer etc there. There isn't any dodgy people around either. This area is peaceful and quiet and close to the city, Canning Highway, Berwick Street, Great Eastern Highway and Albany Highway. Only complaint is you can't park on the street anywhere because people like to leave you little notes even if you're on the road not the verge, and traffic is a bit hectic in peak times since it's so close to the city. We live very close to South Perth foreshore and there is a lovely bike path and footpath that runs along the swan river. Lovely path, lovely city and river views. Oh and there are heaps of fireworks!! From the Crown Casino (which is really close) and Perth city. If you can see the fireworks it might be cool but if you can't it's just frustrating haha. Another con might be if you live close to Canning Highway (like I do) there is a lot of traffic noise and police/ambulance sirens.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Good public transport
  • Everything a short walk away
  • Spacious Parks and Ovals
  • Quiet and safe
  • Nice green streets
  • Lots of restaurants

Not great for

  • High street traffic
  • Parking issues
  • Traffic noise
  • Noisy fireworks in summer (maybe a pro when you can see them from your house)

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"'Victoria Park - I dont Just live here I sell Here"

Victoria Park is full of vibrant parks and dining out is never a dull moment with just about every style of food to taste and try accompanied by the beautiful parks and location just minutes from the Centre of Perth.

Great for

  • Spacious Parks and Ovals
  • Everything a short walk away
  • Close to city
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Good public transport

Not great for

  • High street traffic

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"Amazing"

Been living 10 years in WA, Victoria Park has been the only place that seems fit. McMaster Street...in just less than 10 minutes walk, you get arrays of restaurants, shops and cafe along Albany Highway.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Good public transport

Not great for

  • High street traffic

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Christian Sharpe real estate agent
Christian Sharpe
CNS Property Group

"Victoria Park Overview from the Town of Victoria Park"

The Town of Victoria Park is a vibrant and diverse town situated just across from the Perth CBD. We have great cafes restaurants and unique retail stores. Our neighbours are the Cities of Canning, Belmont and South Perth.
The population is over 32,000 and is expected to grow to 45,756 by 2031. For more information on the Town’s population please view the Town of Victoria Park Community Profile and Community Atlas.
The Town’s community has historically been a working class and ethnically diverse area. In recent times there has been gentrification within its residential areas and is increasingly being sought after as a destination for residential properties and commercial developments. A thriving café culture has developed as part of the increased investment in the main street Albany Highway as well as the Causeway precinct and the Burswood Peninsula. To hear about the Town’s current development strategies please follow this link.
http://www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/community/community-home/club-development

The Town of Victoria Park is committed to long term sustainability and operates within a framework which guides the Town’s environmental, economic and social impact in terms of growth. This framework will ensure there are resources to meet the needs of our growing Town. For more information please read our Plan for the Future 2011-2026

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  • Close to city
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Good public transport

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"Never again."

My goodness the amount of crap that goes on in this place after dark. When your not struggling to get a car park during the day, your hoping your house and car don't get broken into during the night. Had two attemped break in's within 6 months and bikes stolen - numerous cars in our gated parking area had their windows smashed or tyres slashed. Not to mention the road noise from canning hwy is enough to do anyones head in, putting up with people screaming out their car windows every weekend and the ambos, cops and fire trucks racing past sirens blaring at all times of the day and night. I could go on but will leave it at that.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Good public transport

Not great for

  • Lot of crime in the area
  • Crazy road noise if you live near canning hwy
  • Blocks of flats and noisy
  • High street traffic
  • Parking issues
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GummyB

East of Shepperton Rd (near the train station) feels abit doggy, but west of Shepperton Rd is completely fine and safe

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"I Love Victoria Park"

I love living in Victoria Park. It’s near shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs, river, rec centre, Casino, Movies by Burswood and the list goes on, it has everything. You don’t need a car because you are only 3km from the city and can pretty much cycle everywhere you need to go. Victoria Park isn’t what I call a green, picture perfect area but having said that the street I live in is tree lined with well looked after heritage weatherboard and brick homes and looks quite nice. I noticed a few comments from other reviewers about the crime but I have to say “what do you expect”. If you live in the section of Vic Pk which is full of flats and complexes you are going to have problems with crime. I have friends that live in complexes in quite “well to do” suburbs and they have been broken into a few times and have to deal with constant noise from annoying neighbours. I live in the “suburbia” part of Vic Pk and haven’t had a problem with crime. I bought a house in the area a couple of years ago and am glad I did. My family and I feel very safe and comfortable and thoroughly enjoy living in Vic Pk. I rate Vic Pk 10 out of 10!

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Good public transport

Not great for

  • Community Corrections Centre on Albany Hwy
  • Blocks of flats and noisy

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"Too many break ins"

Crime seems to have gotten worse here over the last 5 years and im getting out!

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"Ghetto like"

Neighbourly spirit is low due to all the large blocks of flats and a high percentage of immigrants with english as their second language. There are minimal parks and it is too near the city to be considered clean & green. There is a problem with apartment block and street parking and there is a lot of noise from screaming neighbours and late night parties with such a dense population of people living on top of each other. It is the cheapest place to buy a flat within 3km of the city and that is about the only real pro I can think of besides the choices of eating out along the strip. The nearest gym is east on Albany Hwy or in Perth CBD itself.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Lots of restaurants

Not great for

  • High street traffic
  • Parking issues
  • Blocks of flats and noisy
  • Community Corrections Centre on Albany Hwy

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"Improving every year"

I've lived here for nearly 3 years and plan to stay a lot longer. There are beautiful old houses and many cafes, restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. Also the area is bicycle friendly and there's many buses as well as the train. A lot of people seem to perceive Vic Park as a high crime area, but I've never had a problem here. There are sometimes some dodgy people around the main streets, but not too many. My housemate called the police once, but that was because he saw a proselytising Christian and didn't approve!

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Good public transport
  • Lots of restaurants

Not great for

  • Community Corrections Centre on Albany Hwy
  • Noisy fireworks in summer (maybe a pro when you can see them from your house)

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"Fantastic - Perths best High Street, public transport, yet quiet and still reasonably priced"

Fantastic - Perth's best High Street, public transport, yet quiet and still reasonably priced

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"Wonderful place to live"

Wonderfully quiet, very surprising considering how close it is to the city.

The four streets Armagh, Washington, Geddes and Gloucester which face Raphael park are the very best streets in Vic park to live.

Great access to the city, great eating out places too. Having proximity to the park is great for kids/animals too.

Couldn't rate the area higher.

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