Postcode: 6147  |  Location: 17km to perth  |  Established: 1965



In November 1964, the Shire of Canning proposed that this area be named "Willetton" after Henry Willett of Willett and Co." Early landholders in the area. In August 1965 the Shire advised. that the Realty Development Corporation Ltd had requested the name "Clovercrest Estate" but that neither party would object to the use of the name Lynwood instead of "Willetton". This amendment was approved in 1965 and the name "Willetton" was used for an adjoining locality.



Lynwood was first settled by Henry Willett of Willett & Co, who was granted Canning Location 21 on the Canning River (which included nearby Parkwood) and settled in the area in June 1832. In November 1964, the Shire of Canning proposed the names "Burtsdale" and "Willetton" for Willetton and Lynwood/Parkwood respectively, the name Burtsdale honouring Septimus Burt, who purchased the land in 1882. In August 1965, developers at Lynwood requested the name "Clovercrest Estate", but finally agreed to "Lynwood". The name Willetton was shifted westwards and Lynwood was gazetted in December 1965. Parkwood was part of Lynwood until 1993. In the 1960s and 1970's, Lynwood and neighbouring Parkwood were largely settled by new migrants from the United Kingdom who arrived in Perth seeking economic prosperity. Large parcels of land were developed by the British firm Realty Development Corporation (RDC) and heavily marketed to the new English migrants upon their arrival as 'home & land packages'.

Lynwood is bounded by High Road to the south and south-west, Nicholson Road to the east and Metcalfe Road to the north and north-west. The Canning River is about 300 m (984 ft) north-east of the suburb's boundary.

Lynwood is a residential suburb with a series of parks connecting along Bannister Creek and parallel to Nicholson Road. It contains a small neighbourhood shopping centre and community hall, as well as a primary school. Lynwood Senior High School is in nearby Parkwood and was built in 1975.
The Riverton Forum and Westfield Carousel shopping centres are less than 2 km (1 mi) away, as is the Riverton Leisureplex, a large facility with sporting, fitness and recreation facilities first opened on 9 November 2001, operated by the City of Canning and including the council's largest library. Parkwood Shopping Centre was built in 1979, but has recently been demolished due to low patronage and now only consists of a few convenience stores and a small medical clinic. The Lynwood Arms Hotel, a local pub on Metcalfe Road, has been in existence since the early 1970s.




Local Schools

Lynwood P.S.


Lynwood S.H.S.




Nearby Schools

St Emilie's Catholic Primary School (Canning Vale)


St Jude's Catholic School (Langford)


Sacred Heart Primary School (Thornlie)





Lynwood Village





Lynwood is served by Transperth bus services from Cannington which link it to Perth's CBD. All services are operated by the Swan Transit




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