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​​​Albany

This historic port city is the State’s oldest European settlement with around 60% of the region’s population. Albany is the region’s administrative, business and financial hub along with light industry and tourism.

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Denmark

Denmark lies 45 minutes west of Albany and was built on the timber trade.
Now with over 80% of the Shire of Denmark being protected national park, agriculture is the main industry. This includes dairy, beef and sheep farming along with viticulture. It is also a popular tourist destination with a thriving arts community.

 

Katanning

The Shire of Katanning is an agricultural centre sitting 295 km south of Perth and 170 km north of Albany. It has the largest roofed sheep saleyard in the southern hemisphere and meat processing facilities which attracted many migrant workers. It is one of the most multicultural communities in regional Western Australia.
The town of Katanning has a range of recreational and leisure facilities, education and health services, and a diverse retail and business sector.

 

Distances to Perth*

​From

​Distance

​Albany​409 km
​Bremer Bay​​516 km
​Denmark​414 km
​Frankland​364 km​
​Katanning​​​295 km
​Mount Barker​359 km
​Pingrup​361 km

*Figures sourced from Main Roads Western Australia​

 

For more information on the towns in the Great Southern region, visit the
Tourism Western Au​stralia website​.​

News
New graduate stream for State nomination

A new graduate stream will be available for eligible applicants for State nomination from Western Australia. Information about eligibility and how to apply will be available on the migration portal in coming months.

If you would like to be notified when further information regarding this new stream is available please email migration@dtwd.wa.gov.au to be placed on a mailing list.

 
Fun Fact
Aboriginal art – There are more than 10 000 ancient rock engravings, some dating back 10 000 years at the Burrup Peninsula, Dampier, Western Australia.