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Kensington is a residential suburb 3 km from Perth's central business district. Kensington is located within the City of South Perth local government area.

PerthWestern Australia
Kensington is located in Perth
Coordinates31°58′57″S 115°53′04″E / 31.9825°S 115.884444°E / -31.9825; 115.884444Coordinates: 31°58′57″S 115°53′04″E / 31.9825°S 115.884444°E / -31.9825; 115.884444
Population4,525 (2016 census)[1]
Location3 km (2 mi) from Perth
LGA(s)City of South Perth
State electorate(s)South Perth
Federal Division(s)Swan
Suburbs around Kensington:
South Perth South Perth Swan River
South Perth Kensington Victoria Park
Como Como East Victoria Park

Kensington was named after the former Kensington Park Racecourse, which was most likely named after William Samuel Cox's Kensington Park Racecourse, in Melbourne.[2] The suburb is bounded by Canning Highway to the west, Berwick Street to the north, Kent Street to the east, and Hayman Road and South Terrace to the south.

Senior and Tertiary EducationEdit

Kensington contains Wesley College's playing fields at Morris Mundy Reserve. It borders Perth's Technology Park and Curtin University, named after former Australian prime minister John Curtin. Kensington also contains Kensington Primary School.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kensington (WA) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 April 2018.  
  2. ^ "Kensington Park Races". The Argus. Melbourne. 12 October 1874. p. 6. Retrieved 27 January 2017.