Kardinyas name is believed to be of Aboriginal origin meaning the place of the Karda, (Racehorse Goanna) although some earlier interpretations have included references to the rising sun.

Part of Kardinya was originally Somerville Pine Plantation and University of WA Endowment land - hence, several streets are named after the varieties of pine trees grown in the pine plantation.

A listing of heritage significance on the City of Melville's Municipal Inventory List is the Emma George Park, formerly known as Stone Park in Stone Court. This site was part of the George family estate before subdivision. The family used this land as a tennis court and planted many of the existing trees.

Kardinya contains more than 45 hectares of parkland (including Frederick Baldwin Park), making up 11 per cent of the total suburb area. Morris Buzzacott Reserve has both winter and summer sports for juniors and seniors, including a hockey stadium and football, cricket, bowls, hockey, tee-ball, tennis and netball.

The suburb also features Windelya Sports Association, a child health centre, residents association, and a community centre, which is managed by the Lions Club of Bull Creek.

Kulungah-Myah Family Centre in Kardinya offers early years and family support services while Kardinya Park District Shopping Centre hosts the popular Rotary Markets on Sundays.

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