Perth, Western Australia
|Population||10,184 (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,922/km2 ( 4,980/sq mi)|
|Area||5.3 km2 (2.0 sq mi)|
|Location||7 km (4 mi) WSW of Perth CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Nedlands|
Nedlands is an affluent western suburb of Perth, Western Australia in the local government area of the City of Nedlands. It is about 7 kilometres (4 mi) from the Perth CBD via either Thomas Street or Mounts Bay Road.
Nedlands is a mixed-character suburb: it contains low-cost housing for students at the neighbouring University of Western Australia; wealthy homes and a golf course (Nedlands Golf Club) in the southern half of the suburb; a commercial area (located next to the Captain Stirling Hotel), restaurants and a small cinema (Windsor Cinema) along both sides of Stirling Highway; the Lions Eye Institute, a major centre of research into eye disease, and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, one of Perth's major public hospitals, and Hollywood Private Hospital (the former Repatriation General Hospital) and its neighbouring aged care facilities.
The hospital and Stirling Highway are well served by the CircleRoute and other bus routes. Nedlands also contains some grocery shops, a library, and is a very livable suburb of Perth. It will soon also contain the Perth Children's Hospital, (the replacement for the Princess Margaret Hospital), adjoining the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, as part of the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre complex.
Nedlands is part of the federal division of Curtin. The federal seat is held by the conservative Liberal Party. It is regarded as a safe seat as it has been continually retained by the Liberal Party with the exception of former Liberal member Allan Rocher as an Independent politician between 1996 and 1998. For the parliament of Western Australia, the state electoral district of Nedlands is held by Liberal WA member Bill Marmion.
Its easternmost booth near the university is marginal at both levels of government, and all parts of the suburb exhibit a strong Green vote (and historically environmental concerns have also resulted in a strong primary vote for Liberals for Forests).