The Town of Cottesloe

The Town of Cottesloe boasts some of the most beautiful surrounds in the Perth metropolitan area. When visiting you can look forward to white beaches, Norfolk Island Pines and a Western Suburbs lifestyle – that’s Cottesloe.

Located only 15 minutes west of the Perth CBD, Cottesloe is recognised internationally for its superb stretch of beaches, manicured lawns and balcony views over the Indian Ocean. Whether you’re a Perth local, visitor passing by or a valued community member, our village atmosphere and seaside heritage will keep Cottesloe on the list of places you’ll want to come back to.

To help ensure you make the most of what Cottesloe has to offer, head to our events calendar, or for the latest on what’s happening in the area, head to our news section.

History of Cottesloe

A summary of the history of the Town of Cottesloe is available here.

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.

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

In Cottesloe visitors and locals alike flock to the many popular beaches and other landmarks including a golf course with an ocean view, walking and cycling paths, the parklands and picnic areas and cafes and restaurants.


Many people choose to live in Cottesloe for the enviable lifestyle. The Town 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