Mindarie is a coastal suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located 36 kilometres north of the CBD. It is part of the City of Wanneroo. Mindarie is named after Mindarie Lake, a Noongar Aboriginal name possibly meaning either "the place near which is held a ceremony" or "green water", and was first recorded by Alexander Forrest in 1874. The actual lake is located just off Delich Road in Carabooda, some 16 km away.
Mindarie remained unpopulated until the 1980s, when a developer proposed the name "Clarkson" for the area. In 1985, the name "Mindarie" was chosen and gazetted and Clarkson allocated to the area further east.
The first stage of Mindarie Keys, including the harbour, marina and hotel, was developed by Smith Corporation between 1988 and 1990. The area around the marina is characterised by a number of very exclusive-looking residences with private jetties backing onto the water. The inland part of the suburb to the north of Honiara Way and Rochester Drive was proposed in 1998 and approved by Wanneroo City Council in 2002, and has since been developed.
Mindarie is a largely residential suburb, relying on two small neighbourhood shopping centres for daily needs and the major Ocean Keys Shopping Centre and adjacent business park in neighbouring Clarkson for many other commercial services.
Mindarie Shopping Centre in the south of the suburb is home to Mindarie Keys Medical Centre, which also includes dental and physiotherapy facilities. Mindarie Central, in the north, contains branches of ACTON Real Estate, McDonalds, Red Rooster, Domino's Pizza and Video Ezy. Both shopping precincts also contain service stations.
Mindarie Marina, along with the harbour and three-storey hotel, also features several entertainment and dining options along the boardwalk: The Waterfront Cafe - restaurant, Dome - coffee shop, Indian Ocean Brewing Company - microbrewery, The Boat - public house.
Although most of Mindarie's coastline is taken up by the marina, it does contain Claytons Beach, a small beach in the south-west of the suburb that leads onto the Tamala Park coastline.
Mindarie is home to one primary school, Mindarie Primary School. In the north of the suburb are three senior colleges
At the 2006 Census, 6,507 people were resident in Mindarie, up from 4,675 at the 2001 census.