The Old Mill has stood proudly on the peninsula since 1835, but this year the historic building is receiving some much needed care and attention. The Mill and associated Cottage will be closed while replacement Sheoak timber roof shingles are fitted and open drainage channels to reduce water ingress are installed. Building works will be conducted under the supervision of qualified heritage architects, and should assist the Old Mill to remain as a fascinating relic and cultural symbol of City of South Perth for years to come.

Old Mill

The Old Mill in South Perth is one of Perth’s best known landmarks. Built in 1835 and operating until 1859, the mill produced 680kg of flour per day at its peak. Since ceasing production, the mill has been used as a hotel, a residence, a wine saloon and a poultry farm.

In 1992, the Old Mill was granted to the City of South Perth to commemorate the centenary of the founding of Local Government in South Perth (1892). The stone buildings and site were repaired and upgraded and were then vested in the National Trust.

Take a guided tour

Guided tours of the Old Mill are available to the public from Thursday to Sunday. The Old Mill caters to groups of up to 70 people. Bookings are recommended. Cost is $2.00 per person.

Volunteer at the Old Mill

Weekend opening is operated by a dedicated group of volunteers. If you are able to assist once a month for three hours, please contact the City via

Hire the Old Mill

The Old Mill and its grounds are available for hire for functions or wedding photo shoots.

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