About Cottesloe

Here you will find information on the following:

History of Cottesloe

For a summary of the history of the Town of Cottesloe, please click here. Also available are several books of the history of the people and culture of Cottesloe written by Ruth Marchant James. For more information on these books or to purchase them, please contact the Administration on 9285 5000.

Cottesloe - A Town of Distinction
The long anticipated production by Ruth Marchant James on the history of Cottesloe was officially released Sunday, 30 September, 2007 to mark the Town of Cottesloe's centenary celebrations of municipal governance.

From time to time the Town of Cottesloe, in conjunction with other local governments in the Western Suburbs, undertakes various investigations into matters of regional significance.  Click on the following links to see the results of various studies and reports.

Community Profile & Statistics

The Western Suburbs Regional Organisation of Councils (WESROC) Community Profile includes results from the 2006, 2001, 1996, and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. 

Natural Environment

Here in Cottesloe visitors and locals alike flock to our popular beaches along with the other temptations including the golf course with an ocean view, the walking and cycling paths, the parklands and picnic areas, cafes and restaurants.


Many people choose to settle in the Town of Cottesloe for the enviable lifestyle. Here, we have a blend of  historical and modern residences and a rich natural environment together with excellent recreational and educational facilities.  All of which provide a popular area in which to live and play.

Indigenous Culture

The Cottesloe Coastal area has always been an important place for fishing and meeting with community.  Indigenous Nyunger people consider the Mudurup site to be one of the most important coastal mythological sites on the Swan Coastal Plain