Charles Street (Perth)

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Charles Street

General information
Route number(s) State Route 60
Major junctions
South end
  • Vincent Street (State Route 72)
  • Scarborough Beach Road
  • Green Street (State Route 75) / Walcott Street (State Route 75)
North end
Major suburbsWest Perth, North Perth, Joondanna

Charles Street is a major road in the inner northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia.[1] It runs from Newcastle Street and extends up to London Street, providing a connection between Mitchell Freeway and Wanneroo Road. It is the southern section of part of State Route 60, which continues north along Wanneroo Road.[2]

The street was named after Captain Charles Fitzgerald, Governor of WA, 1848–55.[3] The section of Charles Street from Carr Street to Walcott Street was originally an extension of Wanneroo Road[4].

Access to Perth and its markets was a very important factor in the early years of the settlement (Swan River Colony), and Charles Street (leading onto the northern track) became an important road during the 1870s...The Methodist Church established a Chapel in Charles Street in 1895 and a more substantial building was added in 1897. St Paul’s Anglican Church was also erected in Charles Street in 1897, and in the 1920s a new church building was constructed on the corner of Charles and Carr streets.[5]


  1. ^ Main Roads Western Australia (7 September 2017). "Map 1 – Perth City" (PDF) (Map). Perth Metropolitan Destinations. Not to scale. Government of Western Australia. Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ Distance book (12 ed.). Main Roads Western Australia. 2012. pp. 4–5. ISBN 0 7309 7657 2. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "PERTH STREETS. Origin Of Nomenclature". Sunday Times. 4 August 1929. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Item 342 - Perth 18/31". State Records Office of WA. 21 November 1894. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  5. ^ "A Brief History Of The Suburb - West Perth" (PDF). Vincent Heritage, City Of Vincent. Retrieved 21 May 2018.