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Cockburn Central
PerthWestern Australia
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Cockburn Central railway station entrance
Population 1,260 (2016 census)
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Established 2007
Postcode(s) 6164
Area 2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Location 24 km (15 mi) S of Perth
LGA(s) City of Cockburn
State electorate(s) Cockburn
Federal Division(s) Fremantle
Suburbs around Cockburn Central:
South Lake South Lake Jandakot
Yangebup Cockburn Central Jandakot
Beeliar Success Atwell

Cockburn Central ( KOH-bərn) is a suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, and is 24 kilometres (15 mi) south of Perth's central business district (CBD) along the Kwinana Freeway. Its local government area is the City of Cockburn, and it is intended by the Government to serve as a regional centre for the area. It was approved as a name by the Geographic Names Committee in 2007.

The new suburb came into existence after the newly constructed Kwinana Freeway cut off the western portion of Jandakot from the main part of the suburb, with the section west of the freeway becoming Cockburn Central.

It contains a new town centre focussed around the railway station, with the state headquarters of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, a district police station, Cockburn ARC (a regional aquatic and recreation centre, which also houses the administration and training facilities for the Fremantle Football Club), Cockburn Gateway Shopping city (which, despite the name, is located in neighbouring Success), high rise residential apartments and an older industrial area.

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