Kinross is the northernmost suburb within the City of Joondalup, and is minutes from the coast and has easy access to the Mitchell Freeway. The suburb is located very close to Joondalup CBD, the primary urban centre in Perth’s outer northern suburbs, including Lakeside Joondalup shopping centre and commercial district.
There are a number of parks located throughout the suburb, well suited to recreational activities and most with playground facilities. Many of the road names and parks throughout Kinross have Scottish inspired place names, for example Glencoe Loop, Edinburgh Avenue, Roxburgh Circle, Selkirk Drive, Falkirk Court, Ben Nevis Turn, Coatbridge Circuit and many others.
The schools are in the heart of the suburb located along Kinross Drive and Callander Avenue: Kinross Primary School and Kinross College, a “Middle School” serving years 6-10. Kinross has its own football club and there is a skate park and community centre next to MacNaughton Park. There are two suburban shopping centres, one located along Kinross Drive which includes a pharmacy, medical centre, convenience store and fast food takeaways. A newer shopping centre called Kinross Central on the corner of Connolly Drive and Selkirk Drive is home to the local IGA.