Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale


Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire is located in the outer south-eastern metropolitan area of Perth. The Shire encompasses a total land area of over 900 square kilometres. Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire is a predominantly rural area which is experiencing rapid residential and rural-residential growth. The largest townships are Byford and Mundijong, followed by Serpentine and Jarrahdale. The eastern areas of the Shire are dominated by conservation, timber and water catchment uses. The central spine of the Shire features many of the urban centres and the main transport corridor. The western part of the Shire remains predominantly rural, with a relatively small population.

The key employment sectors in Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire include agriculture forestry and fishing, construction, education, manufacturing, and public administration and safety. Rural land is used largely for dairy and cattle farming, vegetable and fruit growing, turf farming, flower growing and equine activities. The main industrial areas are located in the localities of Byford, Cardup and Whitby.

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NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Albany Highway
  • South Western Highway
  • Tonkin Highway
  • Perth-Bunbury railway line


  • Perth GPO 55km
  • Perth Airport 50km
  • Port of Fremantle 40km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Byford Quarry
  • Cardup Business Park
  • Whitby Quarry

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

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