About the Shire

Located approximately 45 kilometres from the Perth CBD, Serpentine Jarrahdale is set against the picturesque backdrop of the Darling Scarp.

Forested hills and wetlands are complemented by areas of pristine wilderness with an abundance of wildflowers and wildlife. This unique landscape delivers an enviable rural setting in close proximity to a major metropolitan area.

Coastal flats are dominated by rural residential properties with a mix of natural vegetation and cleared grazing land supporting a vibrant equine industry.

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Statistics
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale area 905km2
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale gazetted July 1961
Estimated residential population* 32, 711
Number of rateable residential properties 11,995
Total length of roads 801km
Total area of reserves and public open space 1102 hectares
Number of reserves and public open space we manage 241
Number of Shire facilities 90
Council composition 9 councillors
Ward Structure 3 wards – North, North West and South

As the fastest growing local government in WA, we need to balance the natural beauty of Serpentine Jarrahdale with the need for sustainable growth – not just environmentally, but also socially and economically.

To do this, we have a clear plan of action. Input from extensive consultations with our residents and business owners is reflected in our vision that shows what’s most important to our Shire and what will take us forward over the next 10 years.