|City of Melville|
|• Density||1,860.10/km2 (4,817.6/sq mi)|
|Area||52.73 km2 (20.4 sq mi)|
|Region||South Metropolitan Perth|
|State electorate(s)||Willagee, Alfred Cove, Bateman, Fremantle, Riverton|
|Federal Division(s)||Tangney, Fremantle|
|Website||City of Melville|
The City of Melville is a local government area in the southern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, east of the port city of Fremantle and about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of Perth's central business district. The City covers an area of 52.73 square kilometres (20.36 sq mi) and had a population of about 98,000 as at the 2016 Census.
Melville was originally established on 14 December 1900 as the East Fremantle Road District under the Roads Boards Act 1871. It was renamed the Melville Road District six months later on 14 June 1901. On 20 July 1923, it received a large amount of land from Jandakot Road District when that entity was abolished.
On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire of Melville following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all remaining road districts into shires. It was granted town status as the Town of Melville on 28 September 1962, and assumed its current name when it was granted city status on 3 May 1968.
The City of Melville maintains 463 km of roads and 2.10 km² of parks and gardens.
The City is divided into six wards, each represented by two councillors. Each councillor serves a four-year term, and half-elections are held every two years. The mayor is directly elected.
- Applecross-Mount Pleasant Ward
- Bateman-Kardinya-Murdoch Ward
- Bicton-Attadale-Alfred Cove Ward
- Bull Creek-Leeming Ward
- Central Ward
- Palmyra-Melville-Willagee Ward
- Alfred Cove
- Bull Creek
- Leeming *
- Mount Pleasant
(* indicates suburb partially located within City)
Indigenous sites of significance
Sports and recreation
The City is home to 26 playing fields, two golf courses in addition to three recreation centres with two public swimming pools. Local sporting clubs include:
- Applecross Cricket Club
- Booragoon Junior Football Club
- Kardinya Red Sox Ball Club
- Kardinya Junior Football Club
- Winnacott Kats Junior Football Club
- Melville City Hockey Club
- Melville City Football Club
- South Shore Swimming Club
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- "Local Government Act, 1960–1967. Order in Council". Western Australia Government Gazette. 3 May 1968. p. 1968:1245.
- "Aboriginal History in the City of Melville". City of Melville. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
- "Sites of Cultural Significance in the City of Melville". City of Melville. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
- "City of Melville Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
- "City of Melville State Register of Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
- "City Profile, Demographics, Suburbs and Boundaries". City of Melville. Archived from the original on 1 November 2019. Retrieved 1 November 2019.