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Facts and figures

The Peel region covers an area of 5 648 square kilometres (3 509 square miles), including 137 square kilometres (85 square miles) of inland waterways.​

Commercial centre: Mandurah (pop. 83 930)

Distance from Mandurah to Perth: 95 km (59 miles)

Distance from Mandurah to Bunbury: 108 km (67 miles)

Higher education: Murdoch University, Mandurah campus; South Metropolitan TAFE, Mandurah campus

Other main towns: Pinjarra, Waroona, Dwellingup

Health service: Peel Health Campus, Mandurah​

 

The Peel region is the fastest growing of all the regions in Western Australia with well-serviced infrastructure and attractive lifestyle options contributing to its rapidly growing popularity. With a growing number of residential developments, it is a popular choice for skilled migrants wanting the variety of a coastal and rural lifestyle – and all within easy reach of the Perth metropolitan area!

The city of Mandurah is the regional business hub and home to around 65% of the region’s population, fusing cosmopolitan city living with historic riches. With a median house price of around $305 000 (June 2016), it’s the ideal place to create your future! Known for its spectacular waterways and the Peel–Harvey estuary’s abundant wildlife, pristine beaches and natural beauty, Mandurah is predicted to have a population of around 99 400 by the year 2021. The retail sector is a large employer and an important contributor to the Peel economy.

Other major employers are construction and manufacturing along with a large number of employees working in healthcare and social assistance, and food and accommodation services. Its largest industry is alumina production, along with mining and mineral processing.

With over 43 government and private schools and numerous well-equipped sporting facilities and venues, it is an ideal location that’s big on lifestyle yet less than an hour from Perth by car or train.​

 

Peel region at sunset

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
Built in 1913, the Sun Outdoor Picture Theatre in Broome is the world’s longest running outdoor cinema.