Trams (aka: light rail) were a popular public transport option in many Australian cities for the first half of the 20th C, however the tramways faced decline as buses became more popular and economical until only Melbourne and nominally Adelaide retained their light rail systems.
Perth maintained it's tram heritage as a tourist attraction at Whiteman Park (pictured above).
"Of the Australian capital cities which closed their networks between the 1950s and 1970s (only Melbourne and Adelaide retained trams, although Adelaide only had one line in operation), Brisbane was the last capital city to shut down its trams. Despite the decision to shut down the network, the city's trams were held with great affection by locals. There have been ongoing proposals since the early 1990s to reinstate a functional tram network." source: Wikipedia
|Tram 38 - 1950|
"The Perth tramway network served Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, from 1899 until 1958. A modern light rail line is proposed to open in 2022." source: Wikipedia
|Hay St Perth - 1949|