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PerthWestern Australia
Population 10,613 (2011 census)
 • Density 2,166/km2 (5,610/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6060
Area 4.9 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Location 7 km (4 mi) N of Perth CBD
LGA(s) City of Stirling
State electorate(s) Mount Lawley
Federal Division(s) Stirling
Suburbs around Yokine:
Balcatta Nollamara Dianella
Tuart Hill Yokine Dianella
Joondanna and Coolbinia Menora Inglewood

Yokine is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Its local government area is the City of Stirling.


The name Yokine was derived from the Noongar Aboriginal word meaning native dog. The name was chosen because the area is close to Dog Swamp. Its post code is 6060.

Yokine was part of the grant originally allocated to TRC Walters in 1840. Western Australian Golf Limited owned Yokine from at least 1927 and subdivided a small portion of land near the golf course. Before World War II the only house in Yokine was at the eastern end of Royal Street. Yokine experienced a housing boom after the war and much of the area near the golf course was developed by the early 1950s. The southern area grew rapidly in the 1960s and by the late 1970s Yokine was almost completely developed.

Dog Swamp Shopping Centre

Dog Swamp Shopping Centre entrance
The entrance of the Dog Swamp Shopping Centre.

Dog Swamp Shopping Centre is a major shopping centre, located in Yokine.

The shopping centre was first opened in 1967. Prior to being taken over by the Westpac Diversified Property Trust, the centre was owned by the Foodland Associated Limited Property Trust. As of September 2007, the shopping centre has a 100% occupancy rate.

Flinders Shopping Centre

Flinders Shopping Centre is a shopping centre located in Yokine, adjacent to Dog Swamp Shopping Centre, owned by Vicinity Centres.


The suburb is served by a number of Transperth bus routes operated by Transdev Perth and Swan Transit. The 370 (limited stop) and 970 (Mirrabooka-Perth) covers Flinders Street, while the 384 (Mirrabooka-Perth), 385/386 (Marangaroo-Perth), 387 and 388 (Warwick-Perth) and the 389 (Wanneroo-Perth) cover Wanneroo Road.

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