Guildford is one of only three towns established in 1829 when the metropolitan area was first settled.

In July 2019, Guildford Historic Town was added to the State Register of Heritage Places, the first place to be registered under the Heritage Act 2018. It is rare as a highly intact 19th century town that still retains its original grid pattern layout around a central square, and is characterised by a very fine collection of predominantly 19th century buildings.

With its rich heritage, historical buildings, self-guided walking trails, boutique retail, antique shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels, contemporary accommodation, public transport and proximity to the Swan Valley, Guildford is a well established tourism destination with a vibrant business precinct for locals and visitors alike.

Approximately 1,800 people work in the Guildford statistical area and there are more than 200 actively trading businesses in the locality. Accounting for half of all businesses in Guildford, the three largest industry divisions are Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Administrative and Support Services; and the Arts and Recreation Services. 

Area statistics

Size of Guildford 3.1km2
Top 3 Industry sectors
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 
  • Administrative and Support Services
  • Arts and Recreation Services

Transport links

  • Great Eastern Highway
  • Guildford Road
  • West Swan Road
  • Metropolitan passenger train
Proposed Land Developments Limited
Industrial Land Value (indicative) $500/m2
Number of businesses in Guildford