Welcome to Bassendean

With seven glorious kilometres of Swan River frontage and a diverse and vibrant community that embraces both its Aboriginal and pioneering heritage, Bassendean is a suburb like no other.

Bassendean was first recorded by Surveyor John Gregory in 1841 as the name of a 580ha plot and homestead owned by Peter Broun on the western banks of the Swan River. Mr Broun was WA’s first Colonial Secretary and called his riverside property Bassendean after his family home in Berwickshire, Scotland. According to Landgate, a competition was held in 1922 to choose a new name for the area and two local school children nominated ‘Bassendean’ after the grand and historic residence.

With working class roots borne from two world wars and a depression, Bassendean emerged as a growth neighbourhood enriched by migrants and indigenous folk, along with a tenacious railway and agricultural workforce.
Today this thriving township has a strong sense of identity and a culture rich in diversity, compassion and business savvy.

Average Property Price

Total number of unique properties listed for sale over the past 12 months as of 15th May 2020. Supplied by CoreLogic.

$495KHouse price
$301KUnit Price

Commute Options

10kmFrom CBD




Suburb Overview & Investment Potential

Originally known as West Guildford and renamed in 1922, Bassendean’s residential and business hub is serviced by a main train line, major eastern arterial road, Metronet rail connections and sits just 9km from Perth Airport and 11km from Perth’s CBD. The thriving 7.4 square kilometre suburb’s broad mix of housing, parks and recreational areas, as well as light industry and commercial zones, provide the perfect recipe for both owner-occupier and investment satisfaction. Residents in the Town of Bassendean have achieved a real village feel amid the suburb’s modern streetscapes, with priority given to trees and green space, the environment, heritage and the arts. With 14 parks covering over 9% of the suburb’s total area, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular with families and lifestylers. Households in Bassendean are primarily couples with children and are likely to have mortgage repayments of $1800-$2399 a month. With a growing population of nearly 10,500 (an increase of more than 7% since 2011), Bassendean is well serviced by infrastructure. There are three train stations along the Midland line all within the suburb and all just 1.5km apart. Residents can also access regular Transperth buses direct to Elizabeth Quay and Morley Galleria. The suburb has a strong rental market and a residential demographic dominated by shrewd Generation Xers and professionals. Sales are consistently strong in Bassendean, with recent figures show that 68.8% of properties are owner-occupied.

House Prices

Bedroom Buy Price Rental Price
2 Beds $565,000 $280 P/W
3 Beds $555,000 $390 P/W
4 Beds $619,750 $450 P/W

Average House Price

$390 P/WRent

Unit Prices

Bedroom Buy Price Rental Price
1 Beds N/A $290 P/W
3 Beds $190,000 $250 P/W
3 Beds $379,350 $355 P/W

Household Structure

Primary Demographics

Household Income

Household Income

Statistics are provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Bassendean School Catchments

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Casa Mia Montessori Community School
Early Learning, Primary
11 Hamilton Street
9279 2209
Anzac Terrace Primary School
Kindergarten, Primary
176 Anzac Terrace
9352 2600
Cyril Jackson Senior Campus
53 Reid Street
9413 4700
Hampton Senior High School
Morley Drive East
9270 5700
Guildford Grammar School
Primary, Secondary, Boarding
11 Terrace Road
93777 9222


Kayaking off Sandy Beach Reserve, brunch at Holly Rayes, sunset cocktail at Cork & Bottle, Sunday picnic at Success Hill, a balmy summer evening of outdoor cinema or a slow roasted mushroom pizza at Old Lira. They are all reasons to love life in Bassendean.

And let’s not forget weekends at Steel Blue Oval watching the mighty Swans. Home ground to the Swan Districts Football Club since 1934 and the suburban footy family that produced greats such as Bill Walker, Phil Narkle and Haydn Bunton.

Bassendean’s riverside lifestyle, great sporting facilities, abundant parkland and buzzing hospitality scene is enticing to locals and visitors alike.

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