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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*

​From

​ 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


State Nomination Invitation Rounds

20 January 2023

 

Western Australia has received an overwhelming amount of applications for the State Nomination Migration Program.

 

To allow adequate time to process the large volume of applications prior to the end of the program year, invitation rounds for the remainder of the 2022-23 State nomination program year will be brought forward, and run in the first week of each month, commencing February 2023.

 

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


Fun Fact
The Perth Mint is the world's oldest mint still operating from its original premises producing coins and gold products.