The Shire of Peppermint Grove is situated some 13km from Perth on the north side of the Swan River and shares boundaries with the Towns of Claremont, Cottesloe and Mosman Park.

Peppermint Grove has the unique status of being the smallest municipality in Western Australia, covering just 1.36 square kilometers of land. The Shire has a population of approximately 1,597 inhabiting 588 dwellings (ABS data 2021), with a large proportion of residents have long established links with the Shire going back over many generations.

Major transport routes to Peppermint Grove are Stirling Highway and the Fremantle to Perth Passenger Railway Service. The nearest train station is Cottesloe situated 250m west of the Shire Office.


Distance from Perth 13kms
Area 1.36km²
Population 1,597
Number of Electors 1,153
Number of Dwellings 588
Total Revenue $3.8million
Length of Roads – Sealed 10.6kms
Number of Elected Members 7
Number of Full Time Shire Employees 10
Number of Library Employees (FTE) 8

Facilities and Attractions

  • Freshwater Bay Recreational Jetty, boating jetty, and the foreshore beach reserve
  • Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
  • Keane’s Point parkland including children’s play equipment, boat launching ramp, grassed open space and barbeque facilities
  • Peppermint Grove Tennis Club
  • Cottesloe Primary School
  • Presbyterian Ladies College
  • The Grove Library
  • Cottesloe Central Shopping Centre