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​​Northam

The Wheatbelt’s largest town, Northam, is located in the Avon Valley just over an hour’s drive from Perth. The Avon River flows through the town and the Northam pedestrian suspension bridge (crossing the river) is the longest of its kind in Australia.

 

Narrogin 

A two hour drive from Perth, Narrogin is a modern regional centre known for its attractive gardens and heritage buildings. It has well established public infrastructure with health, recreation and education services. The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops.

 

Merredin

This thriving regional centre is located between Perth and Kalgoorlie. The area is known for agriculture with around 40% of the State’s wheat production coming from within a 100 km radius of Merredin. Sheep farming is also popular along with the production of other grains.

 

Moora

Moora, a two hour drive north of Perth, is situated on the banks of the Moore River. Originally a wheat and sheep farming community, Moora has now expanded to include the farming of cattle, other grains and wildflowers.

 

Distances to Perth*

​From

​Distance

​Bindoon​84 km​
​Dalwallinu​253 km
​Gingin​87 km
Lake Grace​355 km
​Merredin 260 km
​Moora​174 km
​Narrogin​192 km
​Northam​97 km
​Southern Cross370 km
​Wagin229 km

*Figures sourced from Main Roads Western Australia​


You can learn more about any of these towns by visiting the Australia’s Golden Outback section of the Tourism​ Western Australia website​.

News

July 2020 invitation round for State Nominated Migration Program

7 July 2020

WA Migration Services is awaiting allocation of State nomination places from the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) for the 2020-21 program year. Invitation rounds have been paused during this time.

We will continue to assess applications received. Nominations in SkillSelect from 1 July 2020 will be dependent on Home Affairs confirming allocation of places for the new program year.

WA Migration Services appreciates your patience and looks forward to progressing the State migration program as soon as possible.

Updates on future invitation rounds will be provided on the WA Migration Services website.

For more information on the invitation process visit the invitation rounds page.

Fun Fact
Western Australia is three and a half times as big as Texas (USA) and the British Isles would fit into it six times.