Perth Suburb Mindarie


This suburb is named after Mindarie Lake, an Aboriginal name first recorded by Alexander Forrest in 1874.


The Aboriginal meaning for the name is possibly “the place near which is held a ceremony”.

Another meaning has been given as “green water”

The suburb was to have been named Clarkson prior to development, but the two names were transposed in 1985.


Mindarie is a highly populated family area that is very community orientated offering a great lifestyle with the harbour and Clayton’s beach close by.

Mindarie is home to one of Australia’s largest man made harbours.

You will find a mix of residential property in the suburb, older style single storey homes, modern two storey designs and apartments.

Developments range from big mansions in the Clarecastle Retreat to waterside apartments in the Marina. The Marina is currently being revamped with much residential development happeningt. Mirvac is developing Mindarie with a distinct village-style community in mind.

photo of property in Mindarie


A prime attraction dotted with cafes and restaurants the Marina built in 1988. It has long term and casual mooring pens for boats with access into the harbour via boat ramps and is host to fishing charters and dive shops.

Schooling is in the neighboring suburb of Clarkson (not so good) as is the local shopping and train station

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Mindarie Surf Club

Clayton’s beach

The Harbour

Source: Sunday Times


  • Mindarie primary School,
  • Clarkson Primary School,
  • Clarkson Communtity High School
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