8.1 out of 10

Victoria Park

Ranked 118th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.9748418738528 115.889572366601
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  • Eating Out
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jun 10, 2016

"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.).
Pros
  • Close to city
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Good public transport
  • Everything a short walk away
  • Spacious Parks and Ovals
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
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  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Mar 08, 2016

"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.
Pros
  • Close to city
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Good public transport
Cons
  • East of Albany Highway (near train station) is abit doggy
Recommended for
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 25, 2016

"Hidden Gem of Perth"

Most affordable family-friendly inner suburb!
Pros
  • Close to city
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Good public transport
  • Everything a short walk away
  • Spacious Parks and Ovals
  • Safe for kids and pet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 11, 2016

"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.
Pros
  • 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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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
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  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • Close to city
  • Good public transport
  • Everything a short walk away
  • Spacious Parks and Ovals
  • Quiet and safe
  • Nice green streets
  • Lots of restaurants
Cons
  • high street traffic
  • parking issues
  • Traffic noise
  • Noisy fireworks in summer (maybe a pro when you can see them from your house)
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"'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.
Pros
  • Spacious Parks and Ovals
  • Everything a short walk away
  • Close to city
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Good public transport
Cons
  • high street traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • Close to city
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Good public transport
Cons
  • high street traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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
Pros
  • Close to city
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Good public transport
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • Close to city
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Good public transport
Cons
  • 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
GummyB
GummyB East of Shepperton Rd (near the train station) feels abit doggy, but west of Shepperton Rd is completely fine and safe
Feb 11, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"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!
Pros
  • Close to city
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Good public transport
Cons
  • Community Corrections Centre on Albany Hwy
  • blocks of flats and noisy
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
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  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
1/5
2yrs+

"Too many break ins"

Crime seems to have gotten worse here over the last 5 years and im getting out!
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • Close to city
  • Lots of restaurants
Cons
  • high street traffic
  • parking issues
  • blocks of flats and noisy
  • Community Corrections Centre on Albany Hwy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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!
Pros
  • Close to city
  • Good public transport
  • Lots of restaurants
Cons
  • Community Corrections Centre on Albany Hwy
  • Noisy fireworks in summer (maybe a pro when you can see them from your house)
Recommended for
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  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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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