Welcome to Bassendean, our home by the Swan

With seven kilometres of Swan River frontage, it’s no wonder local residents love living in Bassendean, Ashfield and Eden Hill.

A tight-knit community with a village feel, giving a high priority to trees, the environment, history and the arts, we’re building on the community spirit to plan for vibrancy and community connection.

For local businesses, it’s the location that’s important – close to the airport, major highways and a customer base.

One of the first settlements in Western Australia, we have a rich Aboriginal and pioneering history.

Our future is assured. All the ingredients are here. We have land next to three train stations providing ideal locations for future transit-oriented development. We’re only 10 minutes by train to the Perth CBD and close to the Metronet rail connections.

See you at the local café for a cuppa (in a plastic free cup, of course)


Flora and Fauna

The Swan River is a scenic treasure, a playground, a natural drain and functional ecosystem.

The trees and shrubs, rushes and sedges prevent soil erosion along the river. The nearby wetlands provide a natural habitat for frogs, water birds and tortoises. Our natural parks are home to birds such as silver-eyes, honeyeaters, willie wagtails, grey fantails, white-tailed black cockatoos, Australian kestrels, white cockatoos and the pink-and-grey galah, to name a few. The Bassendean Preservation Group works with the Council to preserve our natural bushland and wetlands. 

Places to Visit


Take the Midland line to With three train stations, its an ideal way to arrive in Bassendean. We are well served by metropolitan train and bus services, the International Airport terminal is 15 minutes and the Domestic Terminal only 10 minutes from the town centre by car.


Our history