Postcode: 6152  |  Location: 8km to perth  |  Established: 1980's



Subdivided and developed by the Christian Brothers of Clontarf who submitted a list of Irish street names for the area in December 1979. The South Perth City Council, concerned over the incongruity of such names in a suburb with an Aboriginal name (Karawara), enquired whether it was intended to apply a separate name to the Christian Brother's Estate. The developers suggested renaming the area south of Manning Road 'Waterford' after a property near Dublin, where Edmund Rice (founder of the Christian Brothers) was born. This was approved in December 1980.



Originally part of the suburb of Karawara, the area south of Manning Road was renamed Waterford in the 1980s.  The area is named after the birthplace in Ireland of Edmund Rice, the founder of the Christian Brothers. From 1901, the Christian Brothers were allocated land for the Clontarf Orphanage, a school and farm for orphaned and disadvantaged boys, situated on 2 square kilometres of land south of Manning Road and along the shores of the Canning River. The College is now known as the "Clontarf Aboriginal College" and is run by the Clontarf Foundation. From 1981, portions of the land were progressively sold by Trinity College, an independent boys school in Perth which owned the land, and subdivided for housing. Streets within Waterford reflect the Irish theme, and are named after places in Ireland. Trinity College holds a remaining portion of the land which has been developed into the school's playing fields for training and PSA sport fixtures.



Local Schools

Bentley P.S


Manning P.S


Koonawarra P.S


Canning College




Nearby Schools

St Pius X Catholic School (Manning)


Aquinas College (Salter Point)


Wesley College (South Perth)


Santa Clara (St James)


St Columba's Catholic Primary School (South Perth)


Ursula Frayne Catholic College (Victoria Park)





Karawara Shopping Centre





Bus service to Perth CBD or Canning Bridge Train Station




Train Stations

Canning Bridge





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