City of Belmont

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City of Belmont
Western Australia
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The City of Belmont within the Perth Metropolitan Area
 • Density997.0/km2 (2,582/sq mi)
Area39.8 km2 (15.4 sq mi)
MayorPhilip Marks, Deputy Mayor Robert Rossi
Council seatBelmont
RegionEastern Metropolitan Perth
State electorate(s)Belmont
Federal division(s)Swan
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WebsiteCity of Belmont
LGAs around City of Belmont:
Bayswater Bassendean Swan
Victoria Park City of Belmont Kalamunda
Victoria Park Canning Kalamunda

The City of Belmont is a local government area in the inner eastern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, located about 8 kilometres (5 mi) east of Perth's central business district on the south bank of the Swan River. The City covers an area of 39.8 square kilometres (15.4 sq mi), maintains 225 km of roads and had a population of almost 40,000 as at the 2016 Census. The City of Belmont is a member of the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council

Belmont contains Perth's domestic and international airports which account for 33.7% of the City of Belmont's land area.


The Belmont Road District was created on 2 December 1898. On 4 October 1907, it was renamed Belmont Park. From 1906 until 1909, Burswood Island was part of the district.

On 1 July 1961, the Belmont Park Road District became the Shire of Belmont following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960. On 17 February 1979 it attained city status.[3][4]

Ascot and Belmont are suburbs long associated with horses, being close to the race tracks (see Ascot Racecourse and Belmont Park). Until 1956 the Belmont Spur Railway linked Bayswater on the Perth to Midland line to the Ascot race track.


The City is divided into three wards: East Ward, West Ward and South Ward. Each ward has three councillors. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected from among the councillors. Elections are held on the third Saturday in October every odd year, with councillors elected to four year terms. Approximately half of all positions are up for election at each election.[5][6]

Political parties do not typically endorse candidates in local government in Western Australia. However, elected members are required to disclose membership of any political party.[7]

Ward[5] Councillor Joined council[5] Term ends[5] Notes[5][7]
East Phillip Marks 1999 2023 Mayor
Margie Bass 2011 2023 Previously councillor from 1996 to 2007
Bernie Ryan 2013 2025
West Robert Rossi 2003 2023 Became Deputy Mayor in 2021, having previously been in the role from 2013 to 2019

Justice of the Peace

Deborah Sessions 2021 2025
George Sekulla 2017 2025 Served as Deputy Mayor from 2019 to 2021

Justice of the Peace

South Jenny Davis 2017 2025 Member of the Australian Labor Party
Natalie Carter 2021 2025
Steve Wolff 2007 2023


· Newburn no longer exists and the suburb was taken over by the Perth International Airport


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1911 1,088—    
1921 1,866+5.54%
1933 3,139+4.43%
1947 5,712+4.37%
1954 15,820+15.67%
1961 20,393+3.69%
1966 26,978+5.76%
1971 32,656+3.89%
1976 31,531−0.70%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1981 29,855−1.09%
1986 28,867−0.67%
1991 26,744−1.52%
1996 26,613−0.10%
2001 28,817+1.60%
2006 30,331+1.03%
2011 35,209+3.03%
2016 39,682+2.42%


Sister cities[edit]

Heritage-listed places[edit]

As of 2021, 111 places are heritage-listed in the City of Belmont,[9] of which seven are on the State Register of Heritage Places, among them the Garratt Road Bridge.[10]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Belmont (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 31 December 2019. Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2018.
  3. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.
  4. ^ "Local Government Act 1960-1978 - Order in Council (per LG. BL-1-10)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 22 December 1978. p. 1978:4778.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Meet your Mayor and Councillors". CIty of Belmont. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Elections". City of Belmont. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Elected Members' Contact Details and Memberships Register" (PDF). City of Belmont. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 October 2008. Retrieved 22 October 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "City of Belmont Heritage Places". Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  10. ^ "City of Belmont State Register of Heritage Places". Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 23 February 2021.

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Coordinates: 31°56′42″S 115°55′37″E / 31.945°S 115.927°E / -31.945; 115.927