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There are more than 350[ citation needed ] suburbs in the Perth metropolitan region (colloquially known as Perth, the capital city of Western Australia) as of 2021. [update] The name and boundary of a locality (commonly referred to as a suburb in the metropolitan region[ according to whom? ]) is determined under the authority of the Minister of Lands in Western Australia, and form an official component of addresses. [ definition needed ]
Some of the suburbs are contained within two or three local government areas – these have been marked and cross-referenced.
|Suburb||Local government area|
|Bentley||Canning; Victoria Park|
|Canning Vale||Canning; Gosnells|
|East Fremantle||East Fremantle|
|East Perth||Perth; Vincent|
|East Victoria Park||Victoria Park|
|Kensington||South Perth; Victoria Park|
|Kwinana Town Centre||Kwinana|
|Leeming||Melville; Canning; Cockburn|
|Mosman Park||Mosman Park|
|Mount Claremont||Nedlands; Cambridge|
|Mount Lawley||Stirling; Vincent; Bayswater|
|Peppermint Grove||Peppermint Grove|
|Perth City||Perth; Vincent|
|Perth Airport||Belmont; Swan|
|Salter Point||South Perth|
|Shenton Park||Subiaco; Nedlands|
|South Perth||South Perth|
|St James||Victoria Park; Canning|
|Swan View||Mundaring; Swan|
|Victoria Park||Victoria Park|
|Welshpool||Canning; Victoria Park|
|Wembley Downs||Stirling; Cambridge|
|West Perth||Perth; Vincent|
|White Gum Valley||Fremantle|
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