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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.
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.
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, 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.
*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.
Launch of new Settlement Services Orientation videos
Settlement Services is pleased to announce the launch of the Orientation online videos. These series of online videos offer support to newly arrived skilled migrants and their families to help them establish their lives in Western Australia. These videos provide a range of useful information from finances, transportation to playgroups and schooling. You can access the videos on the Settlement Services page or here.