The City of South Perth is a local government area in the inner southern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of Perth's central business district. The City covers an area of 19.9 square kilometres (7.7 sq mi), maintains 203 kilometres (126 mi) of roads and a little over 4.3 km² of parks and gardens, and has a population of about 38,500 (2006).
The area broadly forms a peninsula, being bounded on three sides by the waters of the Swan and Canning rivers.
The South Perth Road District was formed on 9 June 1892 and the district became a municipality on 21 February 1902. It then reverted to a road district on 1 March 1922, but regained municipality status on 1 March 1956. It was granted city status on 1 July 1959.
The suburbs of the City of South Perth are known for being very affluent. The following is the ranking of these suburbs according to their median house price. However it may not be 100% accurate due to the prices always fluctuating. This is as of September 2013.
^"Road Districts Act 1919. South Perth Municipality. Proposed conversion into a road district. Notice of intention (per PW 1268/21)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 5 January 1922. p. 1922:22.
^"Road Districts Act 1919. Order in Council (per PW 1268/21)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 15 February 1922. p. 1922:421.
^"Road Districts Act 1919. South Perth Road District. Constitution as Municipality of South Perth. Order in Council (per LG 524/55)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 9 February 1956. p. 1956:567.