PerthWestern Australia
Coordinates32°02′17″S 115°52′23″E / 32.038°S 115.873°E / -32.038; 115.873Coordinates: 32°02′17″S 115°52′23″E / 32.038°S 115.873°E / -32.038; 115.873
Population3,321 (2016 census)[1]
Location14 km (9 mi) S of Perth
LGA(s)City of Canning
State electorate(s)Bateman, Riverton
Federal division(s)Tangney
Suburbs around Rossmoyne:
Canning River
Mount Pleasant Rossmoyne Shelley
Brentwood Bull Creek Willetton

Rossmoyne is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, within the City of Canning. Rossmoyne is located 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) south of central Perth, and is bounded by Leach Highway to the south, the Bull Creek to the west, the Canning River to the north, and Shelley to the east.


The name Rossmoyne was devised in 1937 after the land developer V W Webb and his family made a trip to Scotland. The name has no connection with the area but was thought to be suitable for marketing a subdivision in 1955. The use of the name as a suburb was approved in February 1960 and gazetted the following month.[2]

The Rossmoyne Pallottine Mission was established on Fifth Avenue in 1959 as a boarding facility for Indigenous Australian students from the Kimberley and other country areas who were attending secondary schools in Perth. The residence was run by the Society of the Catholic Apostolate and operated from 1959 to 1991 catering for over 900 boarders.[3]

Rossmoyne Primary school, located on Second Avenue, commenced operations in 1964 with an enrolment of 67 students and 3 staff, officially opening in 1965.[4]

Construction of Rossmoyne Senior High School commenced in 1967 and was completed in 1968. The school is located on Keith Road in Bull Creek but was named after the suburb that had grown rapidly around the school site.[5]


Rossmoyne is linked to Perth City by the Kwinana Freeway, and to Fremantle by Leach Highway. Transperth provides public transport services to Rossmoyne. Bus 178 runs east to Perth City via Shelley, and west to Bull Creek Station. Bus 179 runs east to Perth City via Riverton. Buses 508 and 509 run from stops on Leach Highway to Bull Creek Station and Cannington Interchange.


Rossmoyne's shopping centre, Rossmoyne Village, includes an IGA supermarket, a liquor store, 'Flames' Cafe, a Chinese restaurant, a hairdresser, a Post Office and Newsagent, a butcher, Morgan Real Estate agent, Chemmart Chemists and a pizzeria and bakery named Antonio's. Public tennis courts and a bowling club are located nearby. Local students attend Rossmoyne Community Kindergarten, Rossmoyne Primary School and Rossmoyne Senior High School.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Rossmoyne (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 October 2008.
  2. ^ "History of metropolitan suburb names – R". Western Australian Land Information Authority. Retrieved 5 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Looking West : a guide to Aboriginal records in Western Australia" (PDF). Pandora web archive. State Library of Western Australia. 2004. Archived from the original on 15 June 2004. Retrieved 28 April 2013.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Our School". Rossmoyne Primary School. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  5. ^ "History & Tradition". Rossmoyne Senior High School. Retrieved 14 December 2017.

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