Innaloo is a mixed-use suburb 10 kilometres from Perth City. It is bound by Karrinyup Road to the north, Mitchell Freeway to the east, Scarborough Beach Road to the south and Huntriss Road to the west. Extensive development of Innaloo began in the 1940s, with many of the homes that stand today renovated or restored versions of the original heritage buildings.
With the beach close by as well as major shopping and retail facilities, Innaloo provides an enviable mix of urban and suburban benefits. Westfield Innaloo Shopping Centre is a central fixture of the suburb and is a major retail and commercial centre within the Perth metropolitan area. Parks and walkways feature throughout as well as recreational facilities, primary schools and other smaller shopping facilities.
Innaloo was originally named "Njookenbooroo", a local Noongar Aboriginal name for a nearby swamp.