|Lord Mayor of Perth|
|Office of the Lord Mayor|
|Style||The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor (formal)|
Lord Mayor (spoken)
|Member of||Cabinet • Perth General Council|
|Term length||4 years|
renewable twice consecutively
|Inaugural holder||George Leake|
|Formation||18 September 1800 (Mayoralty)|
21 October 1929 (Lord Mayoralty)
The Lord Mayor of Perth is the chief executive of the Government of the Territory of Swan. The Lord Mayor has the duty to enforce city laws, and the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Perth General Council. In addition, the Mayor oversees all city services, public property, police and fire protection, most public agencies, and the public school system within Perth.
The Lord Mayor's office is located in Perth City Hall; it has jurisdiction over all 100 wards of Perth. The Lord Mayor appoints a large number of officials, including commissioners who head city departments, and his or her deputy mayors. The Lord Mayor's regulations are compiled in title 43 of the Perth City Code. According to current law, the Lord Mayor is limited to three consecutive four-year terms in office.
The current Lord Mayor, Lisa Scaffidi, was elected following the 2007 mayoral election as the first female Lord Mayor. She won re-election to second and third terms at the 2011 and 2015 elections respectively. In late August 2017, the Senate Committee on Perth Affairs (then the Committee on Territorial Affairs) issued an 18-month ban, prohibiting Scaffidi from holding office. On 7 September, Scaffidi agreed to temporarily "step aside" from her mayoral duties to fight the ban, and her Deputy Lord Mayor James Limnios took over in an acting capacity. After the elections to the Perth General Council on 21 October 2017, Limnios was replaced as Deputy Lord Mayor by Jemma Green, who consequently became Acting Lord Mayor.