The City of Nedlands is a local government area in the inner western suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, about 7 kilometres (4 mi) west of Perth's central business district. The City covers an area of 20.0 square kilometres (7.7 sq mi), maintains 137 km of roads and a little over 380 hectares (939 acres) of parks and gardens, and has a population of over 22,000 (2008).
The City of Nedlands had its origins in the Claremont Road District, which was created in 1893 after a petition from ratepayers who lived in the areas of Nedlands and Claremont, which had grown substantially in population at the end of the 19th century. Seven men were nominated to the new Board, which became the first local government authority for the Nedlands/Claremont area. In 1898, Claremont itself split away to form a municipal government, which still exists today as the Town of Claremont.
In 1932, the Claremont Road Board was renamed Nedlands, and on 1 July 1959, it became a city. The City was made up of four wards – Melvista, Hollywood, Dalkeith and Coastal. These wards continue to the present day.