Our Profile


The City of Canning is located in Perth’s south-eastern suburbs, approximately 10 kilometres from the Perth CBD and covers approximately 65 square kilometres. It encompasses the suburbs of Bentley, Cannington, East Cannington, Canning Vale, Ferndale, Leeming, Lynwood, Parkwood, Queens Park, Maniana, Riverton, Rossmoyne, Shelley, St James, Welshpool, Willetton and Wilson. As of 2017, the City of Canning had 93,600 people living in 33,669 homes across these suburbs.

Vision and Values


City of Canning: a welcoming and thriving city




Build genuine relationships

Be responsible in our actions and commitments


Embrace challenges to encourage our people to thrive

Support each other’s well-being


Share our innovative thinking

Have the courage to welcome and try new ideas


Work together as one team

Share our success and knowledge to thrive


What we have

With two leisureplexes, a golf course, four community learning hubs, ranger and community safety services, the Canning River Eco Education Centre, disability and aged care support services, youth and family services, a waste transfer station and a works depot, the City of Canning is dedicated to providing a welcoming and thriving city for all residents and visitors.


Employment with the City of Canning

The City of Canning is an equal employment opportunity employer, with a commitment to providing opportunities to all applicants, including Indigenous and Torres Straight Islanders and those living with a disability. The City supports a work-life balance through a range of flexible work options and provides access to other employee benefits and training and development opportunities to ensure all employees enjoy their employment experience.

Our people are our most important asset and we are dedicated to being an Employer of Choice!