City of Armadale

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This article is about a local government authority. For the suburb, see Armadale, Western Australia. For other uses, see Armadale.
City of Armadale
Western Australia
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Population 73,725 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 131.769/km2 (341.28/sq mi)
Established 1894
Area 559.5 km2 (216.0 sq mi)
Mayor Henry Zelones
Council seat Armadale
Region South East Metropolitan Perth; Darling Scarp
State electorate(s) Armadale, Darling Range, Southern River
Federal Division(s) Canning
Website City of Armadale
LGAs around City of Armadale:
Gosnells Kalamunda York
Cockburn City of Armadale Beverley
Kwinana Serpentine-Jarrahdale Wandering

The City of Armadale is a local government area in the south-eastern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, about 28 kilometres (17.4 mi) southeast of Perth's central business district. The City covers an area of 560 square kilometres (216 sq mi), much of which is state forest rising into the Darling Scarp to the east, and has a population of 62,296 as at the 2011 Census.


Prior to European settlement, the area now known as the City of Armadale was part of the land that was occupied by the Aboriginal Noongar people.[2]

Prior to 1894, the area was part of the Canning Road District.

The Kelmscott Road District was created on 14 December 1894 out of parts of Fremantle and Jandakot Road Districts. On 24 March 1910, it was renamed Armadale-Kelmscott.[3]

On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire of Armadale-Kelmscott following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960. On 1 July 1977, its Byford Ward was abolished and transferred to the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale.[4]

On 1 July 1979 it became the Town of Armadale and on 16 November 1985 it attained city status.[3]

The City of Armadale maintains 615 km of roads and a little over 14 km² of parks and gardens.



The city has been divided into seven wards, each with two councillors. The mayor is elected from among the councillors.

  • Heron Ward
  • Lake Ward
  • Jarrah Ward
  • Minnawarra Ward
  • Neerigen Ward
  • Palomino Ward
  • River Ward



Year Population
1911 1,327
1921 2,251
1933 3,585
1947 4,253
1954 5,753
1961 6,469
1966 7,840
1971 15,644
1976 25,823
1981 36,116
1986 41,248
1991 46,716
1996 49,507
2001 49,893
2006 50,535
2011 62,296
  • Note: The 1976 figure above, reported from the 1978 year book and 1981 census, is the figure after the removal of 1,634 residents living in Byford and nearby areas, which occurred in 1977.


  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
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  3. ^ a b WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.
  4. ^ "Local Government Act, 1960-1976 - Order in Council (per LG. AK/4/2)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 17 June 1977. p. 1977:1821. 

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Coordinates: 32°9′11″S 116°0′54″E / 32.15306°S 116.01500°E / -32.15306; 116.01500