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​​​Albany

This historic port city is the State’s oldest European settlement with around 60% of the region’s population. Albany is the region’s administrative, business and financial hub along with light industry and tourism.

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Denmark

Denmark lies 45 minutes west of Albany and was built on the timber trade.
Now with over 80% of the Shire of Denmark being protected national park, agriculture is the main industry. This includes dairy, beef and sheep farming along with viticulture. It is also a popular tourist destination with a thriving arts community.

 

Katanning

The Shire of Katanning is an agricultural centre sitting 295 km south of Perth and 170 km north of Albany. It has the largest roofed sheep saleyard in the southern hemisphere and meat processing facilities which attracted many migrant workers. It is one of the most multicultural communities in regional Western Australia.
The town of Katanning has a range of recreational and leisure facilities, education and health services, and a diverse retail and business sector.

 

Distances to Perth*

​From

​Distance

​Albany​409 km
​Bremer Bay​​516 km
​Denmark​414 km
​Frankland​364 km​
​Katanning​​​295 km
​Mount Barker​359 km
​Pingrup​361 km

*Figures sourced from Main Roads Western Australia​

 

For more information on the towns in the Great Southern region, visit the
Tourism Western Au​stralia 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.


Fun Fact
The Central Park building at 261.7 metres (51 floors) is Perth's tallest in the city.