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Rivervale, WA Suburb Moving Guide – Things You Need To Know 

By 11 May 2022June 9th, 2023No Comments

Overview of Rivervale Suburb

Rivervale is an inner eastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia. It is near the Swan River, 5 kilometres from the Perth central business district, and within the City of Belmont. Rivervale, WA was known as Barndon Hill until 1884.

Dental Care Near Rivervale

At Belmont Dental Surgery, we have many patients who live in Rivervale.

We hope that this guide will help you learn more about Rivervale, WA 6103 and we would love to welcome you to our clinic soon.

Life in Rivervale

Rivervale’s family-friendly lifestyle is an appealing feature of the inner-city suburb. There are numerous parks and ovals, such as Wilson Park, which features a number of netball courts open for public use, as well as a playground and community centre.

The Kooyong Road Shopping Strip features a large IGA, chemist, butcher, post office, take away food outlets, with the Belmont Forum the closest shopping centre. There are two local schools in Rivervale including St Augustine’s Primary School and Rivervale Primary School. Many homes in the suburbs are also catered for by the nearby suburbs schools such as Carlisle and Lathlain. 


St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary School and Tranby Primary School are the only schools located within Rivervale. However, as the suburb is a part of the City of Belmont, there are a number of different primary and secondary schools that are located nearby. Belmont City College is only 3.5km away and will only take about 23 minutes to take the bus to school.

The suburb also has easy access to Universities that are located nearby. With ECU Mt Lawley only 9.5km away and Curtin University only 7.5 km away travelling to study is a breeze.


As Rivervale is located close to Perth CBD and the swan river, it benefits from having easy access to public transport. There are plenty of buses running, meaning that it could take less than 30 minutes to get from your house to Belmont shopping centre. The train-line is also close-by, with the Armadale and Throline lines located over orrong road. To find out which buses to catch, check out the Transperth journey planner website.

As well as public transport, Rivervale is also located near Great Eastern Highway, Orrong road, and the Graham Farmer freeway. Travelling from your house towards or away from the city is a simple task with these main roads nearby.


As Rivervale is a part of the city of Belmont, Belmont forum is located nearby, with easy access via Public Transport and Abernethy road. This shopping center caters for all of your shopping needs, with there being large supermarkets as well as smaller fresh food markets to choose from. Belmont forum also has department stores and various clothing, jewelers, and cafes.

There are also corner delis and small chain supermarkets nearby if you need to pick up that last ingredient for dinner.

Is Rivervale a Great Suburb To Live?

There’s no doubt the suburb has gone through a period of rapid transformation and is perfect for all types of homebuyers. From professional couples and families through to singles and retirees, Rivervale is the ideal suburb to start a life.

Residents of Rivervale, WA 6103 have the following to say about their town:

“Close to everything” reviewed by Cindy

Moved into area 5yrs ago – best decision I have made. Most underrated suburb 5 kms from Perth CBD. Bus service always available, cheap Uber to city | Optus stadium ride your bike| walk along swan river. Vic park or Belmont short drive for shopping . Friendly neighbourhood with plenty of dog parks and great takeaways. We have had zero crime issues as with any suburb you look out for problems and report . Belmont city council are 10/10 for community support. Home west homes in area have been sold to young couples who have renovated and now are the future of this community.

“Perfectly located” reviewed by Katherine B.

We are a family with two young children living in the top end of Rivervale (close to Great Eastern Hwy).
We love living in Rivervale for its convenience to most places. It is close to major roads, airport, the river, restaurants and plenty of shops. The only downside with the location is it’s not near a beach.

“Brilliant friendly suburb close to everything” reviewed by Gerald Wilson

We love living in Rivervale! We are a professional couple with 3 small kids and have live here for nearly 10 years. The council is absolutely wonderful, huge upgrades to forum and streets, security etc. Schools are good too and very friendly lovely neighbours! We always feel safe here. We live in the “top end “ between franscisco, orrong and great eastern hwy. We can walk easily to the stadium, Blasta brewery and it’s only a short ride/cheap uber to the city – and we are always going away from traffic!

Dr. Kent Tan - Author Bio

Dr. Kent Tan is an elite dentist based in Perth, with an impressive educational background including a degree from the University of Queensland and a Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His expertise, particularly in dental implants, is honed through extensive training, including a Master Clinician Programme in Los Angeles. Renowned for his exceptional skills and compassionate care, Dr. Tan performs up to 1000 dental implants annually, reflecting his commitment to excellence in oral health.