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Image of the Kimberley region
 

​​​​​​​​​​​​From white sandy beaches in the north, lush vineyards and forests in the south west to the arid red dirt of the outback, there is a vast variety of landscapes in regional Western Australia.

Living in a regional area is popular due to the peaceful and relaxed lifestyle matched with services, infrastructure, shopping and entertainment.
There are nine regional areas in Western Australia:

 

Key statistics

​Region

Land mass (square km)

​Population*

Unemployment rate​​

​Perth4 478​1 899 753​5.4%
Gascoyne135 074​
​9 9598.9%
​Goldfields-Esperance​769 701​61 3335.3%
Great Southern​38 91459 935​3.8%
​Kimberley419 558​39 099​12.9%
​Mid West​466 830​58 183​7.1%
​Peel5 520​128 798​7.4%
​Pilbara505 87067 503​
​3.1%
South West
​23 969174 0524.3%
​​Wheatbelt156 661​​74 7743.7%

*Figures sourced from ABS CAT 3218.0
Last modified: 15/12/2015

News
26 March 2019

Closure over the Easter period 2019

Invitations for State nomination are usually issued on the third Thursday of each month. This will be brought forward by one week in April due to the Easter closure. Invitations are anticipated to be issued by 11 April 2019.
 
Fun Fact
Some of the first white settlers saw a strange animal hopping along. They asked the Aborigines what it was called and were told, ‘Kanguru’, which means ‘I don't know’.