Midland is the commercial centre of the Swan Valley and owes its existence to the building of a railway from Perth in 1886 and the establishment of the State’s railway workshops at the turn of the 20th century.
Like the neighbouring town of Guildford, Midland has retained many of its historical buildings which provide a unique character to the bustling city centre.
These include the Town Hall with its unusual square clock tower, built in 1906, and the workshop buildings which are now emerging as a major tourist attraction. You will also find many sculptures that have recently been added to the atmosphere of Midland.
Midland has a range of shopping experiences, with two major shopping centres including the revamped Midland Gate. The city centre also features several village like shopping precincts. Midland also offers a variety of restaurants, cafes and takeaway outlets.
The thriving Farmer’s Market, located behind the Town Hall is open at 7am on Sunday and sells fresh produce, arts and crafts, as well as providing regular entertainment for tourists and visitors.
Building architecture history aside, Midland has had some of the most notable people grow up here including Ralph Sarich the Engineer, Inventor and Entrepreneur and Keith Slater, the Australian Cricketer and Australian Rules Footballer.
- Enjoy the train ride from Perth Station to the last metropolitan stop at Midland.
- A great place to go shopping for that special gift.
- Descover the lovely heritage and history of Midland.
- Don’t miss the Farmers Markert – one of Perths best kept secrets.