Town of Cambridge

The Town of Cambridge is a local government area in the inner western suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, about 5 kilometres (3 mi) west of Perth's central business district and extending to the Indian Ocean at City Beach. The Town covers an area of 22.0 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi) and had a population of almost 27,000 as at the 2016 Census. It was originally part of the City of Perth before the restructuring by the Western Australian State Government in 1994.

Town of Cambridge
Western Australia
Population26,783 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,217.4/km2 (3,153/sq mi)
Area22.0 km2 (8.5 sq mi)
MayorKeri Shannon
Council seatFloreat
RegionInner Metropolitan Perth
State electorate(s)Churchlands, Nedlands
Federal Division(s)Curtin
WebsiteTown of Cambridge
LGAs around Town of Cambridge:
Stirling Stirling Stirling
Indian Ocean Town of Cambridge Vincent
Nedlands Nedlands Subiaco


Historically the area was part of the North Perth municipality, gazetted in 1901, which was absorbed into the City of Perth in 1915 after becoming unsustainable as an autonomous political entity. In 1993 the Government of Western Australia decided to split up the local government area (LGA) of the City of Perth, creating three additional LGAs and retaining a smaller City of Perth. The new LGAs were Town of Vincent, Town of Cambridge and the Town of Victoria Park.[2]

Parks and reserves

Cambridge has many parks and reserves.[3] The Town has two major reserves, Lake Monger and Perry Lakes, as well as 4.8 km of coastline, including City Beach and Floreat Beach and their respective parks, and the nearby dunes.


The city has been divided into 2 wards, each electing 4 councillors.

  • Coast Ward
  • Wembley Ward


(* indicates suburb only partially located within Town)


Year Population


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cambridge (T)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  2. WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 May 2007.
  3. Town of Cambridge (26 March 2007). "Parks, Playgrounds, Barbecues". Archived from the original on 22 April 2007. Retrieved 22 April 2007.

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