City of Mandurah

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City of Mandurah
Western Australia
Mandurah LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population80,813 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density259/km2 (670/sq mi)
Area174 km2 (67.2 sq mi)
MayorRhys Williams
Council seatMandurah
RegionPeel region, Outer southern Perth
State electorate(s)Mandurah, Dawesville
Federal Division(s)Brand, Canning
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WebsiteCity of Mandurah
LGAs around City of Mandurah:
Rockingham Serpentine- Jarrahdale
Indian Ocean City of Mandurah Murray
Waroona Waroona

The City of Mandurah is a local government area of Western Australia, covering both Mandurah proper and an additional area reaching down as far south as Lake Clifton. The city has a total area of approximately 174 square kilometres (67 sq mi).

The city is located in the Peel region, just beyond the southern boundary of metropolitan Perth, and lies about 75 kilometres (47 mi) south of the Perth central business district. It is bordered by the City of Rockingham to the north, the Shire of Murray to the east (the border being for the most part the Harvey Estuary and Serpentine River), and Shire of Waroona to the south.


The area that is now Mandurah was part of the Murray district until 1949. In that year, it split away to form the Mandurah Road District,[2] and held its first meeting on 1 September 1949. The council was suspended on 12 July 1956 by an Order in Council and placed under the administration of Commissioner Richard Rushton, who ultimately served in the role for almost four years.[3]

After the Local Government Act 1960 came into being, it became the Shire of Mandurah on 1 July 1961. It gained town status on 1 July 1987 and city status on 14 April 1990.[4]


The City is divided into four wards, each electing three councillors:

  • East Ward
  • North Ward
  • Coastal Ward
  • Town Ward


The elected members on the Mandurah City Council are:[5]

  • Mayor
    • Rhys Williams
  • East Ward
    • Darren Lee
    • Lynn Rodgers
    • Shane Jones
  • Coastal Ward
  • North Ward
    • Caroline Knight, Deputy Mayor
    • Peter Jackson
    • Ron Wortley
  • Town Ward
    • Peter Rogers
    • Dave Schumacher
    • Matt Rogers


Year Population
1954 1,687
1961 2,236
1966 3,008
1971 5,965
1976 8,296
1981 12,720
1986 18,872
1991 26,779
1996 37,815
2001 44,883
2006 55,814
2011 69,903
2016 80,813

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mandurah (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Road Districts Act 1919-1945 - Formation of the Mandurah Road District (per P.W. 400/48)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 20 April 1949. p. 1949:904.
  3. ^ "Road Districts Act 1919-1954 - Mandurah Road District - Appointment of Commissioner - Order in Council (per L.G.D. 259/56)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 13 July 1956. p. 1956:1724.
  4. ^ City of Mandurah (31 January 2004). "City of Mandurah Information Statement". Retrieved 2006-11-01.
  5. ^ City of Mandurah. "City Councillors". Retrieved 2017-01-16.

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Coordinates: 32°31′44″S 115°43′23″E / 32.529°S 115.723°E / -32.529; 115.723