Established in 1907, the City of Gosnells is a Local Government Area in Perth, the state capital of Western Australia, roughly 20.8 kilometres south-east of the Central Business District. The LGA was named after the Gosnell family, the owner of John Gosnell & Co., a London-based cosmetic company. Its 128-square-kilometre area is composed largely of state forest, and is bound by the Armadale, Canning, Cockburn, and Kalamunda LGAs. It has an estimated population of 106,724 residents.
Including Gosnells, which is its Council Seat, the City of Gosnells is composed of 10 other suburbs; these are Beckenham, Canning Vale, Huntingdale, Kenwick, Langford, Maddington, Martin, Orange Grove, Southern River, and Thornlie. The Local Government Area is represented in the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia by the State Districts of Cannington, Darling Range, Gosnells, Jandakot, and Southern River, and by the Federal Divisions of Hasluck and Canning in the Australian House of Representatives.
Although the primary industry in the City of Gosnells is manufacturing, with many of its workers being technicians and trades workers, it nonetheless has its share of attractions that locals and visitors alike can appreciate. Some of the more notable tourism spots in the Local Government Area include the City of Gosnells Museum, Eco Walks and Talks, Ellis Brook Valley, Ghost Walks, and Hillside Farm.