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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

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.

Fun Fact
The Perth Mint is the world's oldest mint still operating from its original premises producing coins and gold products.