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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
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
Western Australia is the largest Australian state with an area of more than 2 500 000 square km, a 12 500 km coastline and spanning 2 400 km from north to south.