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​Facts and figures

Rock formation in Mid West region

The Mid West region spans approximately 470 000 square kilometres (292 004 miles), taking up one fifth of the total land mass of WA and linking its north to the south from Greenhead to Kalbarri on the coast to Wiluna in the Gibson Desert.​

Significant employment and population growth is expected for the Mid West region due to the commencement of several major industrial projects.

Distance from Geraldton to Perth: 417 km (260 miles)

Higher education: Geraldton Universities Centre;
Central Regional TAFE (Geraldton)

Median house price in Geraldton: $327 500 (June 2016)

Other main town: Meekatharra​


 

The Mid West region is widely recognised for its unique natural environment, comprising a coastline dominated by limestone cliffs. If you head east for 800 km, you’ll enter a mineral rich hinterland that borders the Pilbara and 
​Goldfields–Esperance regions.

Add a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cold, dry winters and you find a great location for starting off your new life in Western Australia.

The Mid West has a diverse economy built around tourism, fishing, agriculture and mining. There is also a fairly significant manufacturing sector catering to the needs of the mining, fishing and agricultural industries both within and outside the region.

The city of Geraldton on the magnificent Batavia coast is home to around 70% of this region’s population. Strong, supportive social infrastructure and relatively cheap housing add to this region’s attractions. It is the perfect playground for you if you like to indulge in water sports.​

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