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​​​Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Famous for the gold rush, Kalgoorlie-Boulder is the largest town in the region. 
The town has historic buildings from the late 1800s when the gold rush was at its peak. The main street is lined with pubs, nightclubs, cafes and restaurants. Kalgoorlie is still an active mining town and home to the three and a half kilometre long, one and a half kilometre wide Super Pit Mine, where 800 000 ounces of gold are produced each year.

 

 Image of Kalgoorlie Boulder

 

 


Esperance

Esperance has one of Western Australia’s best unspoilt coastlines with stunning white beaches and rugged parks. The Great Ocean Drive (38 km) along the coastline features the spectacular scenery of the Southern Ocean and white, sandy beaches. Cape Arid National Park is east of Esperance and has plenty of wildlife and wildflowers to view.

 

Ravensthorpe

With a mining history of gold, copper, silver, nickel and other minerals, Ravensthorpe still has active mine sites. It is surrounded by the Ravensthorpe Range which features gum trees, pristine bushland and wildflowers. The annual wildflower show is a popular event in the area.

 

Leonora

Known as a laid-back outback town, Leonora was discovered and named by John Forrest in 1869. Many of the town’s originally constructed corrugated iron and hessian buildings remain intact. 

Tower Street is the main thoroughfare which still has kerosene lamp lights and gravelled and kerbed footpaths, typical of the era when the town was first discovered.

 

Distances to Perth*

​From

​ Distance

Coolgardie556 km
​Esperance​719 km
​Eucla​​1 430 km​​
​Kalgoorlie595 km
Leonora831 km
Norseman722 km
Ravensthorpe​533 km​
​Warburton Community​1 513 km

*Figures sourced from Main Roads Western Australia​   

 

For more information on the towns in the Goldfields-Esperance region, visit the Tourism Western​ Australia website​.

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.


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