Swan Valley

Welcome to the Swan Valley

The Swan Valley is Western Australia’s oldest wine region and a unique melting pot of indigenous, colonial and European cultures.

Colonial charm, art, food and traditional agriculture are interspersed on a heritage trail along the Swan River and its rich undulating banks.

With its colonial buildings, convict history, antique stores, character pubs, traditional recipes and village charm, the Swan Valley of today is a reflection of one the State’s most fascinating pioneering stories.

According to Noongar stories, it was the Wagyl (a Dreamtime serpent) that carved out the Swan Valley and river, creating a fertile home for traditional landowners more than 40,000 years ago.

Migrants began flocking to the area after World War I. It was the southern European farmers, particularly the Croatians, who began transforming the Valley into the exceptional winemaking region it is today. The first vines were planted at Olive Farm in South Guildford in 1829.

Guildford, the jewel in the Valley’s crown, is a National Trust-classified town. It has been beautifully preserved and has the feel of a bygone era. The predominant age group among the suburb’s residents is 10- 19 years, indicating a strong future and a sought-after real estate environment.

Average Property Price

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

$345KHouse price
$210KUnit Price

Commute Options

29.6kmFrom CBD




Suburb Overview & Investment Potential

The Swan Valley is a vibrant and productive region that includes the suburbs of Guildford, Ellenbrook, Jane Brook, Baskerville, Belhus, Caversham, Henley Brook, Herne Hill, Millendon and West Swan. Located in the in the upper reaches of the Swan River between Guildford and Bells Rapids, the Valley is bordered to the east by the Darling Scarp and sits within the City of Swan. As gateway to the Valley, Guildford’s strong sales and investment trends have long set the scene for the region. Households in Guildford are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 – $2399 per month on their mortgages. There has also been a surge in owner-occupied homes. In 2011, 71.5% of the properties in Guildford were owner-occupied compared with 78.9% in 2016.

House Prices

Bedroom Buy Price Rental Price
2 Beds $292,000 $270 P/W
3 Beds $309,500 $310 P/W
4 Beds $380,000 $370 P/W

Average House Price

$330 P/WRent

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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Guildford Primary
Kindergarten, Primary
125 Helena St, Guildford
6216 1200
Woodbridge Primary
Kindergarten, Primary
10 Archer St, Woodbridge
9267 9900
Governor Stirling Senior High
25 Third Ave, Woodbridge
6274 0300
Upper Swan Primary
Kindergarten, Primary
1204 Great Northern Hwy
9296 4622
Swan Christian College
Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary
381 Great Northern Hwy
9374 8300
Guildford Grammar
Primary, Secondary, Boarding
11 Terrace Rd
93777 9222
Swan Valley Anglican Community
Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary
Swanleigh Pde, Aveley
9297 9506
Riverlands Montessori School
Kindergarten, Primary
359 Arthur St, Dayton
9250 6444
Caversham Primary School
Kindergarten, Primary
65 Coast Rd, West Swan
9250 2711
Helena River Steiner School
Kindergarten, Primary
39 Spring Park Rd, Midland
9374 0230
Swan View Primary
Kindergarten, Primary
380 Morrison Rd, Swan View
9257 0400
Swan View Senior High School
Gladstone Ave, Swan View
9294 6100
Kiara College
368 Benara Rd, Kiara
9378 0200


The confluence of funky versus traditional is what makes the Swan Valley so special. Award-winning wineries, breweries, distilleries, gourmet artisans, handcrafted homewares, bustling markets, vibrant studios, world-class restaurants and endless unique experiences all meld harmoniously with roadside stalls laden with plump tomatoes, sweet melons and green olives grown the Sicilian way.

Glorious Guildford sets the scene with its antique stores and quaint cafes. This Valley gem also has six wonderful parks covered more than 22% of the suburb’s total area.

Exploring the Valley can be as easy as a half day Swan River cruise to Sandalford from Barrack Street Jetty or a more extensive visit to some of the 150-plus attractions around a 32km loop.

Locals love the slower pace, the stunning landscape, weekend picnics on the Llawn at Mandoon Estate, the wonderful community spirit, the homegrown produce and the raw, natural environment. Aah, the serenity!

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