City of Subiaco

About the area

Key Statistics


The City of Subiaco is located immediately west of the City of Perth, about 3 kilometres from the Perth GPO. The City of Subiaco is bounded by the Town of Cambridge in the north, the City of Perth and Kings Park in the east, and the City of Nedlands in the south and west. The City's boundaries are Dakin Street, Hay Street, Peel Street, a line running continuous of Hart Lane, Hart Lane, Salvado Road and the railway line in the north, Thomas Street in the east, Aberdare Road in the south, and the railway line, Lonnie Street and Selby Street in the west.

Included Areas

The City of Subiaco includes the suburbs of Daglish, Jolimont (part), Shenton Park (part) and Subiaco (part).

Land Use

The City of Subiaco is a predominantly residential area, with some commercial and institutional areas. The City encompasses a total land area of about 6 square kilometres.

Name Origin

The City of Subiaco is named after the town of Subiaco near Rome, Italy.

Indigenous Meaning

The original inhabitants of the Subiaco area were the Nyungar Aboriginal people.


European settlement dates from the late 1830s. Population was minimal until the 1850s. Residential growth took place in the late 1880s and 1890s, spurred by the construction of the Perth-Fremantle railway line, the gold rush in Kalgoorlie and industrial growth. Significant development occurred during the early 1900s, particularly in the 1920s. The population was relatively stable from the early 1980s to the mid 1990s, and then increased from about 12,000 in 1996 to about 15,000 in 2011. Most of this growth was between 2001 and 2011, primarily from the Subi Centro commercial and residential development on former industrial land.

Major Features

Major features of the City include Domain Stadium/Subiaco Oval (the home of West Australian Football), the Subiaco Town Centre, Subi Square Shopping Centre, Subiaco Village (shopping centre), Home Base (homemakers centre), King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Subiaco Arts Centre, Lords Recreation Centre, Perth Modern School, Lake Jualbup, Rosalie Park and Shenton Park.


The City of Subiaco is served by the Perth-Fremantle railway line.

City of Subiaco

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