Salter Point, Western Australia

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Salter Point
PerthWestern Australia
Salter Point, Western Australia, April 2006.JPG
Mt. Henry, with Salter Point to the right
Salter Point is located in Perth
Salter Point
Salter Point
Coordinates32°01′34″S 115°52′19″E / 32.026°S 115.872°E / -32.026; 115.872Coordinates: 32°01′34″S 115°52′19″E / 32.026°S 115.872°E / -32.026; 115.872
Population2,416 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density1,510/km2 (3,910/sq mi)
Area1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of South Perth
State electorate(s)South Perth
Federal Division(s)Swan
Suburbs around Salter Point:
Manning Waterford
Canning River Salter Point Canning River
Canning River

Salter Point is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located in the City of South Perth local government area.

Around 1880, Samuel August Salter (after whom Salter Point was named) worked as a sawyer and timber contractor on the peninsula. At the time, the area was completely undeveloped, surrounded by dense bush with no road access.

Salter established a landing stage on the point known as "Salter's Landing". To which timber logs could be floated from where they were cut in Kelmscott and Jarrahdale for transportation to a mill by barge. Salter operated his business from this location for several years leading to the area being renamed "Salter Point".

Samuel August Salter (1849–1930) son of British migrants Samuel & Sarah Salter, and brother to Hannah. Hannah Buckingham (Salter) married Thomas Buckingham in 1871 and lived in Kelmscott.

In 1929 a road to the location was made.[2]

In 1955, the area comprising Manning, Mt Henry, Salter Point and Waterford was annexed to the South Perth Road Board from the Canning Road Board.

In 1990, the suburb's name Salter Point was gazetted.

The foreshore along the Canning River has been studied for management plans.[3][4][5]

Educational facilities[edit]

  • Como Secondary College, public co-educational secondary college, years 7-12
  • Aquinas College, private boys' college, years 4–12
  • Manning Primary School, co-educational public primary school, ages 4-12
  • St Pius X, private co-educational primary school


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Salter Point (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 October 2008.
  2. ^ "ONE OF PERTH'S BEAUTY SPOTS Made Road Completed Right to SALTER'S POINT". The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 25 June 1929. p. 11 Edition: HOME FINAL EDITION. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  3. ^ South Perth (W.A. : Municipality); Orr, Kate (1986), Salter Point foreshore management plan, Reserve 23967, City of South Perth, retrieved 17 January 2014
  4. ^ Brooker, Jenna; Crisp, Nora; Prentice, Graeme; South Perth (W.A. : Municipality). Council (1994), Salter Point Foreshore management plan February 1994, City of South Perth, ISBN 978-0-646-17865-3
  5. ^ Siemon, N. (Nicole); South Perth (W.A. : Municipality). Council; Ecosystem Management Services (1997), Salter Point and Waterford : foreshore management plan : an integral part of the Canning River wetlands (Draft ed.), South Perth, W.A. ;bCity of South Perth, retrieved 17 January 2014