Bulk waste collection just got more flexible and convenient with the start of the verge valet trial.
Subiaco - A one stop destination like no other for retail, leisure and business.
Did you know there is free parking in Subiaco every weekend, and every evening after 5pm? Plus, you can find $9 a day parking in 13 spots across the City?
The City of Subiaco offers incentives and assistance for owners of heritage properties, including a heritage advisory service and heritage grants.
Subiaco is a unique, popular and welcoming place. We celebrate our rich history, while embracing the diversity and vitality of the present.
Our public spaces and diverse local businesses contribute to a happy lifestyle for all.
The full vision, and how it guides City operations, is detailed in the Strategic Community Plan.
Subiaco and its surrounding suburbs of Daglish, Jolimont and Shenton Park share a unique history and sense of community.
The area now known as the City of Subiaco was the homeland of the Noongar people long before the first European settlers came to the area.
In 1851 a group of Benedictine monks settled in the area, calling their monastery ‘New Subiaco’ after the birthplace of the Benedictine Order in Subiaco, Italy.
The monks planted olive trees and fruit orchards in the neighbourhood. Today, an olive branch is included on the City of Subiaco coat of arms and is an integral part of the City's identity. The City continues to maintain olive trees, acknowledging their historical significance.
When the Perth to Fremantle railway opened in 1881, the name ‘Subiaco’ was adopted for a railway station near the monastery, and later for the cluster of houses and businesses that became the present-day suburb of Subiaco.
More European settlers followed, as land was cheaper compared with Perth, and the railway encouraged light industry and retail.
Subiaco was proclaimed a municipality in 1897, becoming a City in 1952.
Subiaco has a sister city relationship with two overseas cities:
• Subiaco, Italy
• Subiaco, Arkansas, United States of America.
For a comprehensive history of Subiaco, please download the General history of Subiaco (PDF, 578KB).
The City's street names are intertwined with the history of Subiaco.
Street names throughout the City reference an array of government figures, sporting identities, business people, industries and flora, as well as people and places reminiscent of distant homelands.
Research is ongoing to fully document the origins of the street names.
Find out more in the City of Subiaco street names report (PDF, 522KB).
The Subiaco Library and Subiaco Museum collections contain a wealth of information exploring the history of Subiaco. Both are free to the public.