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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


 

 

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
Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere at almost 2 km. It is also an excellent dive site.