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PerthWestern Australia
OIC aerial malaga.jpg
Aerial view of Malaga from the north-east
Postcode(s) 6090
Area 6.6 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Swan
State electorate(s) West Swan
Federal Division(s) Division of Cowan
Suburbs around Malaga:
Koondoola Ballajura Whiteman
Mirrabooka Malaga Bennett Springs
Dianella Noranda Beechboro

Malaga is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, approximately 11 kilometres north of the CBD, in the City of Swan.

Early real estate development occurred in the decade before the first world war.


The suburb is thought to be named after either the Spanish city of Málaga, or the Aboriginal word malaga which means ironstone. The name was approved in 1969.


Malaga is an industrial precinct. Currently there are 2409 businesses with a workforce of over 12,000 people. The 2006 census listed only 28 people living in the suburb.

Significant facilities

The suburb contains a bus depot operated by TransPerth.

The Paramount College of Natural Medicine has its campus on Bonner Drive in Malaga.

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