Mount Melville is a south-western residential suburb of Albany, west of Albany's central business district. Mount Melville is named after the natural granite massif that the suburb is nestled around. The mount forms the western flank to the Albany CBD, with Mount Clarence located to the eastern side. The Mount was named after Viscount Melville, the first Lord of the Admiralty, in 1791 by Captain George Vancouver. Mount Melville was gazetted as a suburb in 1979.