Quinns is around 40km north of Perth and is situated on the coast in the middle of the Neerabup National Park.

Quinns Rocks, is a seaside suburb, often referred to as Quinns. Quinns Rocks originated from the name given to an offshore reef.

The rocks where named after an Assistant Surveyor, Robert Quin (who migrated to Australia in the 1860’s), he used a couple of rocks as his survey reference point.

The reef name was adopted by the Wanneroo Road Board later in 1925 when they requested a road to that place, they called the general area by the rocks Quinns Rocks.

Residential Development

Since 1991 there has been substantial development in Quinns in the suburb.

A large number of homes in Quinns do not have a sewerage infrastructure (instead you use a septic system or aerobic treatment unit….) The last 10 years has seen 838 properties connected to the mains sewerage but not all properties. Due to environmental regulations it could be several years before the remaining sewerage infrastructure is provided. Many of those still without a sewerage infrastructure are in the area to the west of Tapping Way

Osprey Estate

Quinns Beach Estate

This is the newest development in Quinns and the most expensive area to buy. Quinns Beach is now an established estate, although you can still find a few vacant blocks.

Norfolk Estate

The Norfolk Estate can be found bordering to Marmion Ave and is where the more affordable housing can be found in Quinns. The Norfolk estate is popular for rental properties and has a little bit of a reputation as a result.

Old Quinns

Old Quinns is bounded by Tapping Way, Ocean Drive and Quinns Road, the first few streets back from the beach.

Here you can find a mix of original wood pole beach shacks, (still a few there now). However, many of them have given way to modern homes of the same style, mansions and various other styles of homes built with double brick and tile. Pole homes are popular and quite a few boast unique architect designs.

At one end of the beach you will find a caravan park, life saving club and restaurant can be found and a dog beach at the other. Between the two you will find a café, bottle-shop

Retail Development

Quinns have one retail development, which has all the conveniences you need on your doorstep, including a supermarket with extended opening hours (including Sunday). You will also find a bottle-shop, hairdressers, post office, fast food outlets and a pharmacy. There is also medical center, child care center and access to a community hall and bowling center


Quinns is in the catchment area for Clarkson Senior High School (Public). It also has two government primary schools and three private schools, catering for both primary and high school children.

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