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​​Bunbury

The city of Bunbury, located one and half hour's drive from Perth is the regional capital of the South West. Bunbury has one of the biggest regional ports in Australia.

 

Margaret River

Margaret River is a popular tourist destination with its vineyards, caves, forests, national parks, art galleries, world class beaches and fine food.

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Busselton

The city of Busselton is a popular holiday destination and is best known for its two kilometre long jetty and beaches. Busselton’s agriculture, mining and tourism industries all contribute to the local economy.

 

Collie

Collie is located 60 km from Bunbury and produces all of Western Australia’s coal. Mining and power generation are major contributors to the local economy. Visitors to Collie will find scenic forests, waterways and connections to the Bibbulmun track and the Munda Biddi cycle trail.

 

Augusta

Augusta is a fishing town set on the most south western tip of Western Australia. Between June and September whales can be spotted from the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.   

 

Distances to Perth*

​From

​Distance

​Augusta​314 km
​Bridgetown​260 km
​Bunbury173 km
​Busselton​223 km
Capel​198 km
​Collie202 km
Harvey141 km
Manjimup296 km
​Margaret River​269 km
​Nannup ​271 km
​Walpole​414 km

*Figures sourced from Main Roads Western Australia​

 

See the Tourism Western Aust​ralia website​ for more information on towns in the South West 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 Argyle Diamond Mine in the far north of Western Australia is one of the world's largest suppliers of natural coloured diamonds.