Henderson, Western Australia


The suburb of Henderson comprises land resumed by the Commonwealth Government in 1915 for defence purposes. A large naval base was planned by Admiral Sir Reginald Henderson, and the area was sometimes referred to as "Henderson's Naval Base". The name was approved for the suburb in 1973.[1]


It is bounded by Russell Road to the north, Cockburn Sound to the west, the Perth freight railway line to the east, and Dalison Avenue and the municipal boundary with the City of Kwinana to the south.[2]

Australian Marine Complex

The Australian Marine Complex[3] is located on Cockburn Sound, in Henderson and is considered one of the largest ship building precincts in Australia. It contains dry dock facilities and Australia's largest ship-lift (nominal lifting capacity of 8065 tonnes). Some of the companies located in the complex include ASC Pty Ltd, Austal Ships, BAE Systems Australia and Strategic Marine.[4] In 2002 the Government proposed to use Garden Island and the facilities at Henderson for the 'sea-swap' program with the United States Navy 7th Fleet.


  1. "Perth suburb names". Landgate. Western Australian Land Information Authority. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  2. Department of Land Information. StreetSmart Perth Street Directory (54th ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Maps 490-491, 520–521. ISBN 978-0-909439-67-5.
  3. Australian Marine Complex website
  4. "Business Directory". Australian Marine Complex. Australian Marine Complex. Retrieved 30 August 2018.

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