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​​​Facts and figures​

​With an area of 423 517 square kilometres (263 161 miles), the Kimberley is three times the size of England and rich in resources such as diamonds, iron ore, nickel and gold.

Higher education: University of Notre Dame, Broome; North Regional TAFE

Median house price in Broome: $472 000 (June 2016)

Other main towns: Derby, Kununurra, Wyndham

Climate: distinct wet and dry seasons with some of the highest rainfalls in Australia experienced during the wet

 

With its unique and dramatic landscape, it comprises outback desert, impressive deep, rocky gorges, limestone caves, sandstone cliffs, grassy plateaus and thundering waterfalls, and an abundance of wildlife. It is also home to the magnificent Lake Argyle, the largest freshwater lake in mainland Australia.

 

Fun facts!

The cosmopolitan town of Broome is affectionately known as the ‘pearl of the north’.

About 45% of the Kimberley population of around 39 000 is of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

The Kimberley Region ​​​

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 ...