About us

Welcome

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

History

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.

Flourish Magazine

In response to feedback from the recent Community Perceptions Survey 2019, Town of Claremont has created a new publication, Flourish Magazine, to keep its community informed of the latest happenings around Town.

This publication will be delivered to every household quarterly and replaces the monthly Town Talk newsletter. Each publication will feature interviews with local residents, business owners and people who contribute to the culture of the
community as well as updates on projects and events throughout Town.

The first summer edition of Flourish Magazine is due 1 February 2020. 

View the special 2019-20 Budget Edition of our Town Talk newsletter.
For past editions of Town Talk, please refer to our Forms and Publications page.