In July 2019, the town of Guildford was included in the State Register of Heritage Places, the first to be registered under the new State Heritage Act 2018.
Nominated by the City of Swan, it was preceded by engagement with local people, including the Indigenous Whadjuk Working Party.
The Award recognises Guildford as an important historic destination. The town’s historic buildings illustrate five key periods in Western Australia’s architectural styles, from simple Georgian buildings erected in the Colony’s earliest days; brick buildings from the Convict era; opulent houses funded through the Kalgoorlie/Coolgardie gold rush era, and from the development of the railway.
Covering 287.4 hectares, the townsite is the largest area to be recognised of the Register to date.