Don’t pronounce the ‘y’ in Karrinyup or everyone will know you are ‘new in town.’ The name Karrinyup was originally derived from the word ‘Careniup,’ a Noongar name for a nearby swamp believed to mean ‘the place where bush kangaroos graze.’ Nowadays, when people refer to ‘Karrinyup’ they are often referring to the suburb’s major Shopping Centre.
Open every day, it has two department stores, a supermarket and many specialty stores. It’s often buzzing with competitions, live entertainment and school holiday activities. In addition, there’s a Swapmart hosted by Rotary in the undercover car park every Sunday morning.
Karrinyup has a public and private golf course. Lake Karrinyup Country Club recently hosted the Perth International – Australia’s richest golfing tournament.
Relatively affordable in comparison with some of its neighbouring suburbs, other drawcards include St Mary’s Anglican Girl’s School and fantastic access to public transport, the Mitchell Freeway and the West Coast Highway.
Karrinyup At A Glance
- Distance to the CBD: 12 km
- Distance to the beach: 7.1 km
- Distance to Perth Airport: 23 km
- Median house price sales: 820,000
- Median weekly house price rentals 3 bed 2 bath: $490
- LGA: Stirling
- Transport: Tranperth: Bus services
- Surrounding Suburbs: North Beach, Innaloo, Gwelup, Trigg, Doubleview
- Median age of residents (2011 census) 40
- Median weekly household income (2011 census): $1,835
- Best Coffee: David Jones Cafe