A new area of focus for the City of Perth is related to the growing opportunities around applied research, translational research and  clinical research conducted to aid and support the development of a body of knowledge in the field of health and medicine, translational  medical research, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

Increased understanding, diagnostics, medical devices and non-pharmaceutical therapies  is important to the City  as a result of the institutions that now fall in the City of Perth boundaries as part of the City of Perth Act 2016. 

Fast facts

  • On July 1, 2016, the City of Perth boundary was expanded to include the QEII Medical precinct.
  • The QEII Medical Centre is the largest medical centre in the southern hemisphere and is globally recognised in health care, research, innovation and education.
  • Nobel Prize laureates Barry Marshall and Robin Warren were based at the University of Western Australia where they made their discovery relating to the bacteria H. pylori.
  • The City has approximately 15,000 employees within the Health Care and Medical industry, and contributes 11.1% of total employment for the City of Perth region.