Carlisle has fantastic road and rail connectivity, with two stations (Carlisle and Oats Street) located within the suburb, as well as being bordered by Orrong Road on the east side.
Archer Street is the heart of the Carlisle community, running north from the Carlisle train station. It is a traditional main street with a variety of businesses in small scale traditional shopfronts. Archer Street is an attractive local centre that services the Carlisle community and houses unique, independent, boutique businesses.
Oats Street train station and surrounds have been marked for significant improvements in the State’s METRONET project. With the area already providing access to tertiary education (Carlisle South Metropolitan TAFE Campus is Western Australia’s major centre for automotive training), employment, a leisure centre, child care and retail services, it has vast opportunity for economic and urban development. With these opportunities now being recognised by government, businesses and the community, the area is likely to increasingly attract attention as a safe, vibrant and attractive station precinct.