Swanbourne is one of the more affluent suburbs in Perth, being surrounded by Fremantle to the south, City Beach to the north, with Mount Claremont as an inland neighbouring suburb and Cottesloe directly to the south. The suburb Swanbourne is also well established and regularly features in real estate literature as one of the top ten most popular suburbs.
Swanbourne Primary School was originally established in 1905. The new school relocated to its Narla Road site in November 2001, replacing the inadequate facilities in Derby Road. An extensive consultation period with the representatives of the Nyungah Aboriginal Community was undertaken before building commenced. Aboriginal people lived in the area up until 1951 and their culture and history are recognised.