Twin two-year-old girls among five found dead in Perth home

Detectives and homicide squad are currently at the house in Coode Street in Bedford in Perth's north east

A man, said to be in his 20s, is in custody and being questioned after presenting himself to police.

Neighbours watched on as forensic officers and homicide squad detectives descended on their quiet suburban street and started to lock down the home for further investigation.

Officers were called to the scene at Coode Street where they "discovered the deceased bodies of several people including children", police said in a statement.

The incident marks the third tragic event in recent months in Western Australia. "It does send a ripple through the community of Western Australia".

Police said the man was in custody and assisting police with their inquiries into the case.

Steel said up to five bodies had been found at the scene when police arrived at noon.

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Police said there are no ongoing safety concerns for the community.

Neighbors said they often saw children playing in the front yard of the home.

- Amelia Broun (@ameliabroun7) September 9, 2018Crime scene growing quickly in Bedford. Police holding a press conference at 3pm with an update.

Ms Harvey and Mr Harvey both used to work for a Sino Steel Pilbara mine, and Ms Harvey sold some of her properties to help her partner start up a business.

"It's horrid to think that in such a lovely area, that's calm and so quiet, that something so tragic has taken place", she said.

"They were a ideal family. this is a attractive neighbourhood, it's quiet", Alfie said. "It is safe, we have grown up all our lives and this is just so sad and horrific".

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It has taken everyone by surprise, we are all in complete shock.

No charges have been laid.

"While the scene is yet to be forensically examined it is believed that up to five deceased are located at that scene", Mr Steel said, adding that there was at least one woman among the dead.

In July a man allegedly killed his mother and two siblings.

Police forensics at the home of the family found dead in Perth.

The deaths of Katrina Miles, her parents Cynda and Peter Miles, who owned the property, and her four children has been described as Australia's worst mass shooting since the Port Arthur massacre.

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