The passing of the City of Perth Act by the Western Australian Parliament signals a new beginning in the State’s history.

It will bring the City of Perth in line with other Australian capital cities and acknowledges its central role in tourism, business and economic development.

The boundaries of the City of Perth will be revised to include the University of Western Australia, the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre and the Royal Perth Yacht Club within the Capital City boundary. Additionally, the City of Perth will welcome 1,348 new properties formerly from the City of Subiaco.

The City of Perth Act will provide arrangements to enhance:

  • the relationship with the State Government and its agencies to plan and manage the city;
  • the City’s capacity to undertake capital city civic duties particularly in relation to visits by foreign dignitaries and trade missions;
  • international city to city relationships and the benefits to city stakeholders;
  • its capability to meet the needs of a growing city with an expanding role in the Asia region;
  • arrangements for partnerships with State and Federal governments and the private sector to meet the future needs of the city.

For those City of Subiaco and Nedlands residents that are transitioning to the City of Perth, the City assures you that service levels will be maintained throughout the transition, and ultimately improved in the long-term.

We are optimistic we will also be in a position to reduce operating costs, which will naturally provide a flow-on benefit to the City’s ratepayers.

The City of Perth assures transitioning residents and businesses that the City is focused on serving the needs of our community to the best of our ability.

As a transitioning ratepayer some of your immediate questions may be answered by viewing the City’s Frequently Asked Questions.

If you can’t find the answer you are looking for in the FAQ document please contact customer service on 9461 3333 or email