Suburb Profiles.


Local native palms provided the theme for the naming of Palmyra and many of its streets by the newly established Melville Roads Board.

Like the ancient Syrian city of Tandor (renamed by the Romans as Palmyra - City of Palms), Palmyra provided immediate access to an important trading route (Canning Road) and an invaluable land resource for developing communities.

The first official land releases occurred in the suburb in 1902. Further residential development after WW2 and the availability of affordable war service housing loans saw the community develop quickly.

Today, Palmyra continues to offer immediate access to wonderful lifestyle and community facilities with a broad mix of housing styles and architecture.

Schools and Institutions.

Palmyra Primary School
60 McKimmie Street
9339 1911

Our Lady of Fatima School
3 Harris Street
9339 4629


Restaurants and Cafes

Café 58
Corner of Tamar & Carrington Streets
9339 7155

Emily's Corner
Corner of Tamar & Carrington Streets

Al Dente
2/367 Canning (off Murray)
9319 1168

Shibuku Japanese
341 Canning Hwy
9339 6839

Lee Palace
381 Canning Hwy
9339 2288




What we love.

  • Sunday morning Western Farmers Markets at Palmyra Primary
  • Unique community spirit
  • Ease of access from its central location
  • Millars Bakehouse (now home to the Melville Historical Society)