Tapping is a rapidly developing residential area. Tapping is bounded by Joondalup Drive in the north, Pinjar Road in the east, Conti Road, the southern edge of Ashley Park, Watkins Loop and the southern edge of the Pineview Lifestyle Village in the south and Wanneroo Road in the west. Tapping is named after William Tapping, an original landowner.
Settlement of the area dates from the 1880s. Significant development did not occur until the late 1990s. Rapid growth took place between 2001 and 2006, a result of a large number of new dwellings being added to the area.
Major features of the area include St Stephen's School and Ashley Park.