Business Advantages

With a local workforce of more than 30,000, the City of Gosnells has excellent major transport links and significant business advantages over more expensive, more congested and more remote locations for your business. 

The City has an efficient road network, passenger rail and bus services, and we are close to Perth’s international and domestic airports (about 20 minutes away).

We are just 17 km from the Perth CBD with transport routes via Albany Highway, the Roe Highway, the Tonkin Highway and the Armadale and Thornlie railway lines. These main transport links provide excellent access in and around the Perth metropolitan area and to the south and south-west of the State.

Fremantle, WA’s largest general cargo port, is just 35 minutes away by road. 

Local Businesses 

The City is home to about 23,000 businesses, primarily in Construction, Transport, and the Professional, Scientific and Technical sectors.

We are experiencing growth in businesses in the Administrative and Support Services, Professional, Scientific & Technical and Education sectors in particular - perhaps evidence of a move towards a more modern service-based economy.

We are fortunate to have a large proportion of home-based businesses, and more than two-thirds of our businesses are sole traders.

Key characteristics of our business community include:

  • Most local businesses employ fewer than five people
  • About two-thirds of our businesses are located in the suburbs of Thornlie, Canning Vale, Gosnells and Maddington