History

Discover the history behind Oakebella, from the estate’s unique name and design to the Wellard area’s humble origins as farmlands.

The story behind Oakebella

At Oakebella, the land on which you’ll build your home has a long history, which you can appreciate during a stroll through the landscaped parks or while sipping a cuppa on your front porch.

Where did the name “Oakebella” come from?

Based on the heritage of the surrounding landscape, the name Oakebella was formed from two words. Oak, a mighty, solid tree that lives for hundreds of years. And Bella, which simply means beautiful. 

And who doesn’t want to live for many, many years in a beautiful place like Oakebella?

History of the region: Putting food on plates in Perth

Back in the 1920s, European settlers worked the rich earth and harvested fresh fruit and vegetables to feed a growing Perth. Prior to that, the natural wetland running along the western border of Oakebella began providing native birds and wildlife with an important refuge, which is still in use today.

A suburb of early settlers

Oakebella is South of the Perth CBD in the suburb of Wellard. The suburb name of Wellard commemorates an early settler, John Wellard, who owned Serpentine Farm in 1860 located near the site where the suburb now stands.

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Schools and Child Care

Explore the best schools and daycare centres in and around Oakebella.

Schools in Oakebella
Shopping and dining out

Hit your favourite shops and cafes on weekends at Wellard Square, Kwinana Marketplace, Baldivis Shopping Centre, or Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre.

Shopping in Oakebella
Getting around Oakebella

Enjoy easy access to the Kwinana Freeway, Wellard Train Station, and Kwinana Train Station, all just minutes from the centre of Oakebella.

Transport in Oakebella

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