Easton Woodhead, 19, made a brief appearance at the Melbourne Magistrates Court this morning before magistrate Andrew Capell.
The court heard the teenager was suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues.
Mr Woodhead sat with his head bowed and arms crossed during the short court session.
Outside court, Salvation Army Major Brendan Nottle said Mr Perry's death had seen a "waste of life on many fronts".
Major Nottle said the Salvation Army wanted to ensure that something good would come out of Mr Perry's death.
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