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​​​Facts and figures

The Goldfields–Esperance region covers around 771 276 square kilometres 
(479 248 square miles).

Commercial centres: Kalgoorlie (pop. 33 000); Esperance (pop. 14 480)

Distance from Kalgoorlie to Perth: 600 km (373 miles)

Higher education: Curtin University, Kalgoorlie campus; Central Regional TAFE

Climate: cooler in the south; dry in the centre


Situated in the south-eastern corner of Western Australia, this is the largest region in the State. Well known for its great sense of community spirit and its friendly inhabitants, this region has a long, rich association with gold and nickel mining, along with agriculture producing wheat and barley.​

This is the place for you if you want to be close to nature, love the outdoors and want to immerse yourself in unspoilt landscapes and seascapes. You can also experience a vibrant arts scene, great shopping, bars, restaurants and cafes and enjoy sporting activities.

The region offers you a range of employment and business opportunities, including tourism, agriculture, health and mining as well as many trades. It has a reputation for innovation, uniqueness and diversity, with Curtin University delivering vibrant higher education in the dynamic and sophisticated regional centre, 
Kalgoorlie–Boulder, where the median house price is around $295 000.

Retail is the second largest employer followed by manufacturing. Commercial fishing operates mainly along the coastlines of the shires of Ravensthorpe and Esperance. 

Come and experience this great lifestyle for yourself!

Fun fact!

The Nullarbor Plain and the Eyre Highway offer one of the world’s greatest road adventures, connecting Norseman in WA to Ceduna in South Australia. The longest straight road in the world stretches across the southernmost part of the Nullarbor Plain.​

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News
Orientation sessions for newly arrived skilled migrants

Settlement Services will be hosting free orientation sessions to help you settle more easily into your new life in Western Australia.
Skilled migrants and their families are welcome to attend.
View Settlement Services Events page​ for details.​

Fun Fact
The length of the Western Australian border with the Northern Territory and South Australia is 1862 km.