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Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale
Western Australia
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The Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale within the Perth Metropolitan Area
 • Density 29.650/km2 (76.79/sq mi)
Established 1894
Area 905 km2 (349.4 sq mi)
Shire President Michelle Rich
Council seat Mundijong
Region Peel region
State electorate(s) Darling Range
Federal Division(s) Canning
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Website Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale
LGAs around Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale:
Cockburn Armadale Armadale
Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale Wandering
Mandurah Murray Boddington

The Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale is a local government area in the outer southeastern metropolitan area of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, and has an area of 905 square kilometres (349 sq mi) and a population of almost 27,000 as at the 2016 Census. The Shire's seat of government is the town of Mundijong.


The Serpentine Road District was gazetted in December 1894, and in 1913 changed name to Serpentine-Jarrahdale Road District. On 1 July 1961, it became a Shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960. In 1977, it acquired Byford from Shire of Armadale-Kelmscott.


The Shire was previously split into four wards named: Byford, Central, North West and South. Recently, the boundaries were realigned and on 29 July 2011, the gazetted boundaries became:

  • North (4 councillors)
  • North West (2 councillors)
  • Southern (3 councillors)

Elections to fill all positions in these new wards were called for 15 October 2011.

Suburbs and towns


Year Population
1911 1,454
1921 1,181
1933 1,674
1947 1,709
1954 1,833
1961 1,830
1966 1,728
1971 1,981
1976 3,753
1981 5,039
1986 6,470
1991 8,033
1996 9,749
2001 11,062
2006 12,889
2011 17,746
  • 1911 populations were: Serpentine RD 328; Jarrahdale RD 1,126.
  • The 1976 figure above, reported from the 1978 year book and 1981 census, is the figure after the addition of 1,634 residents living in Byford and nearby areas, which occurred in 1977.
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