Henderson, Western Australia
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Henderson, Western Australia

PerthWestern Australia
Henderson Cliffs, Western Australia, August 2019 05.jpg
Henderson Cliffs and the Australian Marine Complex
Henderson is located in Perth
Coordinates32°10?08?S 115°46?52?E / 32.169°S 115.781°E / -32.169; 115.781Coordinates: 32°10?08?S 115°46?52?E / 32.169°S 115.781°E / -32.169; 115.781
Location30 km (19 mi) SW of Perth
LGA(s)City of Cockburn
State electorate(s)Cockburn
Federal Division(s)Fremantle

Henderson is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Cockburn.


The suburb of Henderson comprises land resumed by the Commonwealth Government in 1915 for defence purposes. A large naval base was planned by Admiral Sir Reginald Henderson, and the area was sometimes referred to as "Henderson Naval Base". The name was approved for the suburb in 1973.[1]

In 2019, the City of Cockburn approved a split of the neighbouring suburb Munster, whereby the north-western part of the suburb would become the new suburb of Lake Coogee while another part, in the south-west, would be added to Henderson. The changes came into effect on 30 March 2020, thereby enlarging the suburb of Henderson.[2][3][4]


It is bounded by Russell Road to the north, Cockburn Sound to the west, the Perth freight railway line to the east, and Dalison Avenue and the municipal boundary with the City of Kwinana to the south.[5]

Australian Marine Complex

The Australian Marine Complex[6] is located on Cockburn Sound and is considered one of the largest ship building precincts in Australia. It contains dry dock facilities and Australia's second largest ship-lift (nominal lifting capacity of 8065 tonnes). Some of the companies located in the complex include ASC, Austal, BAE Systems Australia and Civmec.[7] In 2002 the Government proposed to use Garden Island and the facilities at Henderson for the "sea-swap" program with the United States Seventh Fleet.


  1. ^ "Perth suburb names". Landgate. Western Australian Land Information Authority. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "New Suburb and Boundary Changes: Lake Coogee, Munster and Henderson". Comment on Cockburn. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Locality Boundary Amendments". City of Cockburn. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ Ben Smith (5 November 2019). "Suburb name change could boost property prices". Communitynews.com.au. Cockburn Gazette. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Department of Land Information. StreetSmart Perth Street Directory (54th ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Maps 490-491, 520-521. ISBN 978-0-909439-67-5.
  6. ^ Australian Marine Complex website
  7. ^ "Business Directory". Australian Marine Complex. Australian Marine Complex. Retrieved 2018.

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