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​​​Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Famous for the gold rush, Kalgoorlie-Boulder is the largest town in the region. 
The town has historic buildings from the late 1800s when the gold rush was at its peak. The main street is lined with pubs, nightclubs, cafes and restaurants. Kalgoorlie is still an active mining town and home to the three and a half kilometre long, one and a half kilometre wide Super Pit Mine, where 800 000 ounces of gold are produced each year.

 

 Image of Kalgoorlie Boulder

 

 


Esperance

Esperance has one of Western Australia’s best unspoilt coastlines with stunning white beaches and rugged parks. The Great Ocean Drive (38 km) along the coastline features the spectacular scenery of the Southern Ocean and white, sandy beaches. Cape Arid National Park is east of Esperance and has plenty of wildlife and wildflowers to view.

 

Ravensthorpe

With a mining history of gold, copper, silver, nickel and other minerals, Ravensthorpe still has active mine sites. It is surrounded by the Ravensthorpe Range which features gum trees, pristine bushland and wildflowers. The annual wildflower show is a popular event in the area.

 

Leonora

Known as a laid-back outback town, Leonora was discovered and named by John Forrest in 1869. Many of the town’s originally constructed corrugated iron and hessian buildings remain intact. 

Tower Street is the main thoroughfare which still has kerosene lamp lights and gravelled and kerbed footpaths, typical of the era when the town was first discovered.

 

Distances to Perth*

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​ Distance

Coolgardie556 km
​Esperance​719 km
​Eucla​​1 430 km​​
​Kalgoorlie595 km
Leonora831 km
Norseman722 km
Ravensthorpe​533 km​
​Warburton Community​1 513 km

*Figures sourced from Main Roads Western Australia​   

 

For more information on the towns in the Goldfields-Esperance region, visit the Tourism Western​ Australia website​.

News

Changes to the Graduate Stream of the State Nomination Migration Program

The State Nomination Migration Program (SNMP) Graduate stream will soon be more accessible for international students who study in Western Australia.

On 16 October 2019 Premier Mark McGowan announced that the Graduate Stream of the SNMP will be extended to include vocational education and training (VET) graduates who complete a qualification in Western Australia at Certificate III level or above, excluding trade occupations (unless approved for delivery to international students).  

For information on the current Graduate Stream of the State Nomination Migration Scheme requirements visit the State nomination requirements 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 ...