The City of Perth incorporates the Perth CBD together with the suburbs of East Perth, West Perth, Northbridge and a part of Crawley.  The CBD accommodates a workforce of over 149,475 people. The Gross Regional Product of the City of Perth LGA is $40.2B with a total economic output of $75.1B. Perth is consistently ranked as the seventh most liveable city in the world by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability survey. $13.2B worth of government and private sector investment in landmark projects such as Perth City Link and Yagan Square, Elizabeth Quay, Optus Stadium Perth, Waterbank, the Forrestfield Airport rail link to the Perth CBD and a range of new Hotel and retail projects are redefining the City and driving future growth.

The City of Perth has a residential population of over 27,000 people and covers an area of 26.93 square kilometres.  There are 26 parks, which cover 153.5 hectares and 11.25 km of river foreshore. Key community facilities include a child care centre, rest centre, library, town hall, two concert halls and two senior citizen/community centres.

The City of Perth employs 742 employees and has an annual revenue budget of $205.9 million.  There are nine elected members (currently under suspension) that have been replaced by three Commissioners and the City has 11,385 electors.

Scuplture in Perth.

The City of Perth is one of 30 local authorities in the Perth metropolitan region. Twenty of these local authorities are classified as cities, seven as towns and three as shires.  The state’s population is 2.58 million, with 78% (2.02 million) residing in the Perth metropolitan region.

Chair of Commissioners


Chair Commissioner Andrew Hammond joined the City of Perth as one of three Commissioners appointed by the State Government to act in place of Council in March 2018. Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer at the City of Rockingham for 10 years.

Commissioner Hammond has had significant senior local government experience in CEO positions at Rockingham, Albany, Wyndham East Kimberley and Nannup after commencing his career in Manjimup.

Prior to his local government career, he worked in the retail banking sector in South Australia. He held a non-executive director position at the Institute of Business and Technology Australia and holds an Executive MBA in Administration from the University of Western Australia, a Diploma of Local Government and is a Fellow of Local Government Managers Australia, the Institute of Management and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In 2012 Commissioner Hammond was awarded the inaugural Institute of Public Administration W.A. Local Government Leader of the Year and in 2013 the LGMA Medal for Services to the Local Government profession.

Chair of Commissioners, Andrew Hammond