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Facts and figures

The Gascoyne covers around 137 988 square kilometres (53 277 square miles).

Distance from Carnarvon to Perth: 893 km (555 miles)

Median house price in Carnarvon: $312 500 (June 2016)​

 

The Gascoyne is a great place for you and your family to settle in. With an average of 320 days of sunshine a year, this is a popular destination for those of you seeking a warm climate all year round!

Located in the northwest of Western Australia with more than 600 km of Indian Ocean coastline, the Gascoyne extends inland to desert and the Aboriginal community of Burringurrah.

If you choose to live in one of its three major coastal towns – Carnarvon, Exmouth and Shark Bay – you’ll never be far from a beach. With median house prices significantly lower than Perth, its clean environment and supportive local community make it a welcoming region in which to settle.

Carnarvon, Exmouth and Shark Bay offer primary school education while secondary school facilities are located in Exmouth and Carnarvon. There are also some private schools in Carnarvon. The Central Regional TAFE campuses in Carnarvon and Exmouth offer qualifications in a wide range of Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas.

Its economy is based on tourism, fishing, retail, mining, horticulture and pastoralism, and small business. 

With lots of natural environment to encourage you outdoors, this region lends itself superbly to boating, fishing, camping, surfing and sport.

One of the main tourist attractions in the Gascoyne is Ningaloo Reef, a coral reef stretching over 260 km and considered one of Earth’s last ocean paradises. The surrounding area includes the Kennedy Range and Mount Augustus.

Key fact

The Gascoyne is home to the world famous Monkey Mia where you can encounter wild bottlenose dolphins.​

Sandstone River - The Gascoyne Region ​​

News

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.

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