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​​​​Buying or renting a property

In Western Australia, you can buy a property under a process of offer and acceptance. You can also purchase property by auction. The median purchase price for property in the Perth metropolitan area was $516 000* in June 2018 with the median rent for a three bedroom house around $335* a week.

For market information and to find out what’s happening currently in the property market in Perth and regional Western Australia – including prices on specific suburbs and regional areas, advice on purchasing property and properties for sale or rent – visit the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia website​.

You’ll be able to view key facts about the suburbs, such as how close they are to schools, public transport and shopping centres, so that you can make an informed decision about what’s best for you and your family.

You can also look for online versions of major newspapers such as The West Australian, The Sunday Times and WA Today, and search property rental and sale listings.

You can get extra information and advice on renting from the
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website​. You can also view their Property renting guides and videos page​ which has videos in a range of languages.

If you already have a job lined up before you arrive, your employer may be able to help you find temporary accommodation.

*Information sou​​rced from the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia website​.​

​​​​Insurance

If you rent a property, you may wish to insure the contents of your home. The landlord of the property is responsible for insuring the structure of the house but you have responsibility for your own belongings within it.

If you own a property, you may wish to insure both home and contents which will (depending on your selected cover) insure both the structure of the house and contents within it. ​

News


 

 

The WA Government has made changes to its migration program to support skilled workers looking to migrate to Western Australia including increasing occupations eligible for skilled migration in WA by around 60 per cent.

 

New occupations have been added to the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List Schedule 1 (WASMOL Schedule 1) and the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List Schedule 2 (WASMOL Schedule 2).

 

The list of newly available occupations can be found on the WA State Nomination – combined occupation list.  

 

The WA Government has also waived the $200 application fee and has made changes to the requirements for new applicants as of 1 July 2022, including:


Removal of the requirement to demonstrate sufficient funds for WA State nomination.


Reduction in the English requirements for applicants at the Manager and Professional occupation level to the "competent" level of English.


Changes to the document requirements for the WASMOL Schedule 1&2 and the Graduate Occupation lists based on the visa the applicant is being nominated for.

 

The next round of invitations to apply for WA State nomination are anticipated to be issued in the third week of September 2022.

 

 

For more information on the State Nominated Migration Program and the new requirements visit the About State nomination page.


Fun Fact
The Super Pit in Kalgoorlie produces up to 850 000 ounces (over 24 090 kilograms) of gold every year and its operation far outweighs that of any other mining centre in ...