​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Western Australian websites

The Government of Wester​n Australia website​ includes information on all departments within the State Government and features Western Australian news, links to public transport, a search facility to locate schools as well as a local government job search. 

You will find extensive resources for education and training, health, community safety, lifestyle and environment, jobs and economy, business, regions and all about Western Australia.

Tourism WA is the official State Government site for tourism in Western Australia. It offers information on Western Australia’s weather and climate, history and culture, and flora and fauna, including fun destinations, things to see and do, and local events and festivals. You can book accommodation and tours with the search facility and view footage of featured places around Western Australia.

The TAFE International W​estern Australia website​​ is the Western Australian Government site to assist with the recruiting and placement of international students in Western Australia’s government owned colleges and schools, helping them in obtaining valuable qualifications, skills and experience so they can continue on into employment or further study at university. 

You can view courses available to study with the course catalogue online. Details about how to apply are also there to help you and being able to apply online makes it a simple process.

Real Estate Industry Western A​ustralia (​REIWA)​​ ​​is the real estate industry association that represents agents throughout Western Australia. Their website provides information on all areas of property transactions, purchasing, renting a house and building a new home. 

REIWA also provides training for real estate agents and assists the public, real estate agents and the government on all real estate matters. You will find homes in Western Australia to buy or rent and also suburb information for the whole of the State.

At the Department of Educati​on website​ you will find links to education offered by the Western Australia Department of Education. You can search through the curriculum studied from kindergarten level through to year 12 level. You can view the term dates for the school year and information on teaching in schools within Western Australia. 

View the latest news in education with the online newsletters developed by the Department.

The Department of ​Health website​ provides you with information on Western Australia’s public health system. You can search for health services, find careers, seek education and training, research health topics, view the latest health news, and find hospitals and community help.

Medicare (National Health Cover) – Medicare Australia is an Australian Government agency that administers a range of medical related services to the whole of the Australian community. For the most part, Medicare administers the Government provided healthcare service for all Australians –​ ​either in recovery of the health costs from health provider to patient or from patient to the health provider. 


Industry websites

Below are some useful Western Australian industry websites.

The Chamber of Commerce a​nd Industry website​ offers helps to anyone wanting to find out how things work in Western Australia regarding business, education, employment, employee relations, business advice and training, economics for the local area. This service is available in both metropolitan and regional areas.

The Regional De​velopment Com​​​​missions website​​ provides links to each of the nine Regional Development Commissions (RDCs) in Western Australia.

Master Builders Western Australia (MBWA) is the peak employer body representing the Western Australian building and construction industry in both commercial and residential sectors. 

It promotes the views and interests of the building and construction industry and offers a range of services, including training, contracts and legal, industrial relations, technical guidance, industry economics and safety advice.

The Construction Training Fund aims to improve the quality of training and increase the number of skilled workers in the building and construction industry.

The Construction Contractors Association of Western Australia (CCA) is the peak industry body for the major building and civil construction contractors in Western Australia. The CCA's purpose is to represent the industry to Government, their major clients and relevant stakeholders.

The Western Australian Private Education and Training Industry Association (WAPETIA) is an association of schools and colleges all dedicated to fair and ethical conduct, and the provision of quality education.

The Career Education Association of Western Australia (CEAWA)​ is the peak body in Western Australia for career development in teaching and career advising, including career education, vocational education and training, and enterprise education. CEAWA draws its membership from primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors as well as employment groups and private providers.

The Australian Association of Agricultural Consultant​s (WA) Inc​ is the professional body formed to provide assistance to the agricultural profession. 

You can find consultants in the areas of farm business management, animal husbandry and management,​ agronomy, grain marketing and lots more.

Wines of Western Australia​ is the State's primary organisation representing wine producers. It works with members to facilitate the development of export and domestic markets for quality Western Australian wine through education, quality control, fostering trade relationships and lobbying.

The Forest Industries Federation (WA) Inc​ supports the sustainable use of Western Australia's forests by raising awareness and encouraging learning about the management and use of Western Australia’s South West native forests and softwood and hardwood plantations.

Western Australian Plantation Resources (WAPRES) has a large and secure share of the woodfibre industry in Western Australia. It is committed to safety, protecting the environment, and to working with and supporting the communities in which they operate.

The Australian Hotels Association Western Australia represents more than 80% of the hotel and hospitality industry in the State. Its role is to lobby and protect the business and commercial interests of their members, provide quality training services such as responsible service of alcohol, and industry networking and marketing opportunities.

Outdoors Western Australia (WA) is the peak body representing the exciting outdoor adventure and recreational activities sector in Western Australia, including camping, outdoor recreation activities and professional instructors. Outdoors WA coordinates conferences, seminars and professional development opportunities.

The ArtsEdge education program exists to promote and improve the quality of art education in Western Australia by supporting best practice and innovation.




The WA Government has made changes to its migration program to support skilled workers looking to migrate to Western Australia including increasing occupations eligible for skilled migration in WA by around 60 per cent.


New occupations have been added to the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List Schedule 1 (WASMOL Schedule 1) and the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List Schedule 2 (WASMOL Schedule 2).


The list of newly available occupations can be found on the WA State Nomination – combined occupation list.  


The WA Government has also waived the $200 application fee and has made changes to the requirements for new applicants as of 1 July 2022, including:

Removal of the requirement to demonstrate sufficient funds for WA State nomination.

Reduction in the English requirements for applicants at the Manager and Professional occupation level to the "competent" level of English.

Changes to the document requirements for the WASMOL Schedule 1&2 and the Graduate Occupation lists based on the visa the applicant is being nominated for.


The next round of invitations to apply for WA State nomination are anticipated to be issued in the third week of September 2022.



For more information on the State Nominated Migration Program and the new requirements visit the About State nomination page.

Fun Fact
Some of the first white settlers saw a strange animal hopping along. They asked the Aborigines what it was called and were told, ‘Kanguru’, which means ‘I don't know’.