Business in the City

Primary industries

The City of South Perth is already a destination of choice for residential living, business and visitors wishing to enjoy its river foreshore parks, Perth Zoo, cafes and restaurants, and sporting facilities.

The City is home to some of Perth’s top urban destinations for retail, hospitality and tourism.

Although primarily a residential dominated City, a number of areas like the South Perth Station Precinct and Como Foreshore Precinct have been attracting new commercial offices because of the amenities of the area and close proximity to the Perth CBD. 

In addition, the western portion of Technology Park, located within the City of South Perth, near Curtin University, has capacity for further development. This is Western Australia’s premier location for innovative organisations dedicated to information technology and telecommunications, renewable energy, clean technologies and life sciences.

Home-based businesses

With the rapid advancements in communications and technology, more people are working from home. Home based business is one of the fastest growth sectors and plays a vital role in Australia’s economy, with nearly one million people running a business from home. Working from home can offer flexibility and convenience, and can often be a great opportunity to start a new career.

The City of South Perth highly values the contribution home-based businesses make to the local economy and supports their growth. It is well documented that businesses operating from home help keep the suburban streets more secure, contribute to the sustainability of a community and help reduce anti-social behaviour. It is estimated that there are 2000 home businesses in the City.


The City recognises the opportunities that exist to build economic growth through tourism and works with key stakeholders to develop strategies to maximise benefits for both traders and the general community.