Welcome to Yanchep

Yanchep boasts the best elements of a country town but with all the infrastructure of a sophisticated urban hub.

Now one of the nation’s fastest growing suburbs, Yanchep has come a long way from its early days as a crayfish settlement that caught the eye of local entrepreneur Alan Bond. The suburb now commands an annual median house price upward of $360,000, and the basic brick and tile homes – still known locally as ‘Bondies’ because they were sold as part of Bond’s Yanchep Sun City dream — are highly sought after because of their large block size.

According to the Heritage Council of WA, the suburb’s name is believed to have derived from the Nyoongar name Yanget, a native flax that grows on the wetland areas of the Yanchep National Park.

The area was first visited by Europeans in 1834. A few years later Lieutenant George Grey explored the region but it wasn’t until the turn of the century that Henry White built a cottage on Yonderup Lake.

The National Park wasn’t established until the 1930s when philanthropist Sir Charles McNess granted £11,600 and development began on the reserve and riverside “resort”. The park is now one of Western Australia’s greatest treasures and is home to families of western grey kangaroos and an abundance of native flora and fauna.

Yanchep is a thriving heartland of hard-working, community-focused, sports-obsessed residents who have discovered an affordable coastal lifestyle.

Average Property Price

Total number of unique properties listed for sale over the past 12 months as of 18th Sept 2020. Supplied by CoreLogic.

$353KHouse price
$290 p/wRental Price

Commute Options

54.6kmFrom CBD



Suburb Overview & Investment Potential

Well serviced by retail infrastructure and public amenities, Yanchep is a coastal suburb dominated by owner-occupied homes and a young, family demographic. Spread over 220 square kilometres, residents are spoiled for green space with no less than 13 parks covering more than 80 per cent of its total area. Townhouses and established homes are highly sought-after by savvy landlords and the area’s achievable median make it a lure for investors.

Since the beginning of the last decade the suburb has boomed. Between 2011 and 2016 the population grew 109 per cent and these days more than 10,000 people call Yanchep home.  By 2041, the City of Wanneroo predicts the population will be over 45,000.

Once a mecca for tradies, the area’s improved facilities and public transport means more people are making the move to what is fast becoming the “CBD of the north”. The Metronet rail extension from Butler to Yanchep is expected to be operational by 2022, connecting locals to Perth in around 50 minutes.

The suburb is serviced by multiple shopping centres, including the busy new Yanchep Central with supermarkets and speciality stores. It is also a popular tourist destination due to its close proximity to the Yanchep National Park and easy access to safe beaches.

House Prices

Bedroom Buy Price Rental Price
2 Beds N/A $230 P/W
3 Beds $320,500 $295 P/W
4 Beds $375,500 $345 P/W

Average House Price

$290 P/WRent

Household Structure

Primary Demographics

Household Income

Household Income

Statistics are provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Yanchep School Catchments

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Yanchep Beach Primary School
Early Learning, Primary
100 Lindsay Beach Blvd
9561 6080
Yanchep Secondary College
21 Ravensbourne Street
9562 8000
Yanchep Lagoon Primary School
Kindergarten, Primary
15 Primary Road
9562 8200
Atlantis Pre School
2½ to 5-year-old
61 St Ives Drive
9561 5393


Yanchep is bounded by the National Park and a pristine stretch of coastline. The suburb is popular among tourists, Perth day-trippers, surfers, hikers, nature lovers and Sunday drivers.

State-of-the-art sporting facilities include the recently opened $7 million Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club , the $8.3 million Yanchep sporting complex and the $57 million Yanchep Secondary School.

Historic buildings nestled on the shore of the picturesque Lake McNess, boardwalks winding through pristine Banksia and Tuart woodland, and a network of more than 400 caves limestone caves mean this is a suburb like no other.

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