The Town Hall is one of Midland’s best known buildings. It is an outstanding example of the Federation Free Classical architectural style.
Midland Town Hall was officially opened in 1907. However, it wasn’t until after World War I that the clock was placed on top of the dome. The clock serves as a memorial to the men who lost their lives during the War.
In the 1950s, the Town Hall continued to serve as the Council Chambers and Administration Centre for the Midland Junction Municipal Council until 1970. By the 1960s, the building had become quite dilapidated and after the 1968 Meckering earthquake, came under threat of demolition.
Some restoration work was undertaken on the building in the 1970s and 80s, with major work commencing in 1995. The first part of the restored complex, comprising Council Chambers, meeting rooms and offices was officially opened in 1997. The second and final stage of the project was finished and opened in grand style with a Mayoral Ball in April 2000.
It is regularly used for the City of Swan’s citizenship ceremonies.
Midland is located 30 minutes east of Perth.