About Us


The Town of Claremont is the local government authority for the beautiful, leafy, riverside suburbs of Claremont and Swanbourne 9kms from the city centre.


The Nyungar Aboriginal peoples knew Claremont as a place of plentiful spring water, good fishing and abundant waterfowl. The British felt almost at home - its gently undulating landscape mirrored in the clear waters of the Swan River. In 1830, John Butler, recently arrived from Liverpool, speculated on its commercial qualities. It was at Freshwater Bay, halfway between Perth and Fremantle, that he set up his inn, attracting travellers on the road connecting the two anchor communities of the Swan River Colony. From these humble beginnings Claremont quickly established itself into one of the most well recognised suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, whilst maintaining its village atmosphere.

More information on Claremont history can be gained from accessing the Heritage page.

Town Talk

As part of the Town of Claremont Strategic Community Plan "We are an open and accountable local government that encourages community involvement and strives to keep its community well informed."

An important tool to assist us in achieving this goal is our regular newsletter; “Town Talk”.  This publication is placed in the Post and Western Suburbs Weekly newspapers once a month.  A quarterly, hard copy edition is to all Town of Claremont households and businesses.

Click here to view the August edition of the Town Talk newsletter.

View the special 2019-20 Budget Edition of our Town Talk newsletter.

For past editions, please refer to our Forms and Publications page.