Surrounded by the Canning River, Salter Point is an affluent suburb located 8km south of Perth CBD. This peninsular suburb occupies an enviable natural position, surrounded by the river on its east, south, and west borders. This location has created a tranquil and safe suburb that benefits from stunning water views. Established families and older couples call Salter Point home, enjoying tree lined streets and lovely well maintained homes. This suburb offers peace and quiet without being too far from the city.

What It’s Like to Live in Salter Point

Salter Point residents have the best of both worlds. This small suburb is quiet, offering residents a breath of fresh air. Surrounded by the river, locals can take advantage of access to cycle paths that extend along the Canning River, in addition to the numerous parks that dot the suburb. Natural beauty is maintained and can be enjoyed at the Mt Henry spit, located on the eastern edge, and the Salter Point Reserve, on the western edge. Both of these reserves offer quiet paths and stunning views, with opportunities to see some of the local bird life.

Though the suburb itself is small, its location close to other bigger suburbs means residents still have easy access to cafes, restaurants, and all the essentials. Applecross is only a few minutes across the river and offers lovely boutique shops and vibrant dining options. Homes in Salter Point are occupied mostly by older couples and established families. This is one of the most affluent suburbs in Perth, and as such, the Salter Point real estate is some of the most exclusive. Large single family homes make up nearly 80% of the property in Salter Point. These luxurious homes offer privacy for residents, and give the neighbourhood its exclusive, upmarket feel.

Nearby Shopping, Schools & Transport

The Waterford Shopping Centre is situated nearby for all local shopping needs. However, with Salter Point’s proximity and easy access to larger suburbs such as Applecross or South Perth, many residents will frequent any one of the other nearby shopping centres.

The only school located in Salter Point itself is Aquinas College, a Catholic boys school. Nearby suburbs offer many top quality schools, including St Pius X Catholic School in Manning, and Wesley College in South Perth.

Public transportation is outstanding in this area. Buses take residents to the nearby Canning Bridge Station – a main hub where one can catch the train, or continue directly by bus towards the city. Located centrally in Perth, this suburb offers close access for residents to almost all other suburbs in Perth.


Salter Point is an outstanding suburb, offering a tranquil lifestyle for families and older couples. This neighbourhood provides safety and tranquillity, combined with a central location and easy access to all the essentials for modern life. M Residential specialises in Salter Point Real Estate. Our team of professional property agents can help guide you towards your ideal home. Contact M Residential today and let us help you find your Salter Point property.