Working in Western Australia
Your rights in the workplace
Guide to industries
The Western Australian economy is largely dominated by the mining and resources sector. Western Australia’s land is rich with resources (iron-ore, gold, natural gas and diamonds) that are mined, processed and exported all over the world.
The State produces several products for Australia and the international export market:
wheat, barley and other grains;
wool, lamb and beef;
seafood (western rock lobsters, prawns, crabs, shark and tuna); and
The manufacturing of mined resources (engineering metals, shipbuilding, petrol and diesel) form a large proportion of this industry. Food manufacturing and processing from the agricultural industry contribute strongly to the economy.
These industries have grown significantly during the past few years with more international tourists visiting Western Australia and students choosing to study here. Towns with smaller populations have benefited from this increase, as the generated income increases the prosperity of the region.
State Nominated Migration Program suspended
21 August 2020
The Western Australian State Nominated Migration Program is currently suspended. WA Migration Services will not issue invitations to apply for State nomination during the suspension period.WA Migration Services appreciates your patience and looks forward to progressing the State Nominated 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.