Peron, Western Australia


Western Australia
Rockingham, WA, seen from Point Peron, June 2019.jpg
Point Peron Camp School
Coordinates32°16′44″S 115°42′04″E / 32.279°S 115.701°E / -32.279; 115.701Coordinates: 32°16′44″S 115°42′04″E / 32.279°S 115.701°E / -32.279; 115.701
Population22 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density11.6/km2 (30.0/sq mi)
Area1.9 km2 (0.7 sq mi)[2]
LGA(s)City of Rockingham
State electorate(s)Rockingham
Federal division(s)Brand
Suburbs around Peron:
Cockburn Sound
Indian Ocean Peron Rockingham
Shoalwater Bay Shoalwater Shoalwater

Peron is an outer southern suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, and is located within the City of Rockingham.

The suburb was gazetted in 1974.[3] It is named for its location at Cape Peron although that land feature and the immediate locality are often called "Point Peron", both locally and in written references, and this has influenced the naming of roads and features in the locality. There is a small promontory on the south west of the Cape, though not its most westerly point, that is named "Point Peron".

During World War II, Point Peron hosted the Peron Battery, a coastal defence battery of the Fremantle Fortress.[4]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Peron (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2021. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "2016 Community Profiles: Peron (State Suburb)". 2016 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 26 November 2021. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ "Naming of Localities in the Shire of Rockingham (per 13014/02 V4)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 5 April 1974. p. 1974:1206.
  4. ^ "Cape Peron K Battery Complex Assessment Documentation". State Register of Heritage Places. Retrieved 7 May 2020.

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