Take a look at the changing face of the City of South Perth throughout history. 

Our City has a rich and compelling past. South Perth land is Beeloo Noongar country, home to Gareen people. The area now known as City of South Perth remained part of greater Perth until it was identified as a separate suburb in 1831.

Since then we have seen our streets and neighbourhoods evolve as more people choose to visit, work and live in the City of South Perth.

Do you have photos of our City from years gone by? We would love to share your memories. Picture South Perth is an online collection of historic images from the City’s Local History Collection and our community. 

Mends Street

Mends Street c. 1930 and 2020. Image: State Library of WA.

Mends Street

Angelo Street

Angelo Street approaching Coode Street 1939 and 2019. Image: State Library of Western Australia.

Angelo Street

Canning Highway

Canning Highway looking along Elizabeth Street 1939 and 2019. The Lawler Street tram stop can be seen centre-right. Image: State Library of Western Australia.

Canning Highway

City of South Perth Civic Centre

The Civic Centre, Cnr South Terrace & Sandgate St, South Perth, 1961 and 2019.

Civic Centre

Hovea Terrace

Hovea Terrace facing north c.1939 and 2019.

Hovea Terrace

Forrest Street

Forrest Street looking over the river 1929 and 2019.

Forest Street

Lawler Street and Angelo Street

Tram 109 turning from Angelo Street to Lawler Street 1939 and in 2019.

Lawler and Angelo Street

Contact us

For more information, contact the City’s Local History Librarian