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.
^"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.