City of Subiaco - City of Perth Act
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City of Perth Act

As a result of the City of Perth Act which took effect on Friday 1 July 2016, properties located in the City of Subiaco area south of Aberdare Road are now part of the City of Perth. All local government services will now be delivered to these properties by the City of Perth.

This area has long been an important part of the City of Subiaco – it has provided the city’s connection with the Swan River, offered world-class health and education services, and is made up of a community of passionate residents and businesses.

If you are a resident or ratepayer in this area, we hope you will continue to engage with the City of Subiaco, whether by attending an event, visiting the library or shopping and dining here. You can stay up-to-date with what’s happening in Subiaco by signing up to our new monthly e-newsletter

The City of Subiaco has worked closely with the City of Perth to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible. See below for a link to the City of Perth's frequently asked questions about the transition arrangements. 

If you have any questions about your rates or services, contact the City of Perth. Please also don’t hesitate to contact the City of Subiaco with any queries and we will do our best to assist you.

City of Subiaco
T: 9237 9222

City of Perth
T: 9461 3333

Frequently asked questions – transition arrangements 

A set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) has been developed to provide information about the transition arrangements. The FAQs address the following topics:

  • rates
  • electoral rolls
  • policies and local laws
  • planning and building
  • dogs and cats
  • maintenance
  • waste services
  • trees
  • parking
  • library
  • community services and facilities.  

Visit the City of Perth website to access the FAQs.

The City of Perth held a community information session for residents whose properties will shift from the City of Subiaco to the City of Perth on Wednesday 25 May at 6pm at Hollywood Subiaco Bowling Clubs. 

City of Subiaco statement – 26 February 2016

City of Perth Bill to become Act 
Legislation to expand the City of Perth including the part of the City of Subiaco south of Aberdare Road has passed both houses of Parliament. From 1 July 2016, properties in this area will transfer from the City of Subiaco to the City of Perth, meaning rates will be paid to the City of Perth and services provided by the City of Perth.
Mayor Heather Henderson said the city had fought hard to retain its residents, who have been part of the Subiaco community for more than 100 years, and acknowledged the efforts of those community members who had also lobbied to stay in the city.
“Our residents were silenced on this matter – there was no consultation with this community of 3000 people – and we’re understandably disappointed with the outcome.
“However, we are looking to the future, and will be working closely with the City of Perth to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible.”
CEO Don Burnett said the financial implications of the legislation are significant.
“There is no doubt the $4.4 million annual revenue loss will come at a cost for our community. We have been reviewing rates, service levels and staffing, and will be making some changes in these areas ahead of the 1 July 2016 implementation date.
“It is anticipated that there will still be a significant revenue shortfall after all possible cost reductions have been implemented. Council will need to address this shortfall as part of the 2016-17 budget and rate setting process.” 
Information about transition arrangements will be provided to affected residents by the cities of Subiaco and Perth.

Download the City of Perth Bill and track its progress on the Parliament of Western Australia website.