AUSTRALIA

Western Australia

Western Australia is the largest State in Australia but only has a population of about 2 million people, and most live in the capital city of Perth.  Home to the adorable little quokka a native animal which can only be found on Rottnest Island, Western Australia boasts world class wineries, some of Australia’s best snorkeling, the Great Outback and lush forests of tall jarrah and karri trees.  You can pet wild dolphins at Monkey Mia, explore the forests in the south near Margaret River, surf at world-class surf beaches or explore the rugged wilderness of the Kimberly in the north.

Western Australia is rapidly developing and a popular destination for many migrants due to its year round warm climate, great natural beauty and many job opportunities.  It has the strongest economic growth in the country.  Traditionally, Western Australia has had large mining and oil and gas industries and these are still thriving but it is also developing technology and specialist manufacturing.  Unemployment is very low in this State and there are skills shortages in many areas.

Perth is a very popular destination for migrants.  The combination of a large city with beautiful beaches and outdoor life right at your door make for a superb lifestyle.  Even though you’re in a big city, within minutes of leaving work you can be out on the water swimming, kite boarding or sailing or going for a run through beautiful Kings Park.

Mandurah, just an hour south of Perth, is rapidly growing and also attracting many migrants.  Its proximity to the business centre of Perth by rail or car whilst you are only minutes from the beach and a country lifestyle attracts families.

For more information on Perth and Western Australia go to:

www.westernaustralia.com