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South Perth

View of South Perth from Kings Park. In the foreground is the Narrows Bridge. [x]

About South Perth

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South Perth is a residential suburb 3 km south of the central business district of Perth, which adjoins the southern shore of the Swan River. The suburb adjoins two major arterial roads - Canning Highway and the Kwinana Freeway - and is within the City of South Perth local government area.

South Perth is an expensive area for land due to its location near the river and central business district. Consequently, there are a comparatively high number of high-rise apartment towers in the suburb, generally near the foreshore. There are also a number of large mansions. Significant numbers of townhouses and some older houses fill out the suburb.


The Perth Zoo is located in the suburb of South Perth. It is open every day of the year and its exhibits include Australian wildlife, as well as exotic and rare animal species. It opens from 9 am to 5 pm daily with additional hours during summer and special events. The Old Mill is visible to people driving south over the Narrows Bridge. Other attractions include The Old Mill Theatre which presents a minimum of 5 shows a year.

The South Perth foreshore (Sir James Mitchell Park) is a stretch of park lands along the foreshore. It is dotted with gazebos, family picnic areas and barbecue facilities. It is adjacent to the Swan River, stretching between the Narrows Bridge and the Causeway Bridge. It has paths for bicycling and walking. Along it there are two ferry terminals; the main one at Mends Street (servicing the Zoo and Mends Street area) and a less-serviced one at Coode Street which runs only during peak period during week days.