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​​​Facts and figures​

​With an area of 423 517 square kilometres (263 161 miles), the Kimberley is three times the size of England and rich in resources such as diamonds, iron ore, nickel and gold.

Higher education: University of Notre Dame, Broome; North Regional TAFE

Median house price in Broome: $472 000 (June 2016)

Other main towns: Derby, Kununurra, Wyndham

Climate: distinct wet and dry seasons with some of the highest rainfalls in Australia experienced during the wet

 

With its unique and dramatic landscape, it comprises outback desert, impressive deep, rocky gorges, limestone caves, sandstone cliffs, grassy plateaus and thundering waterfalls, and an abundance of wildlife. It is also home to the magnificent Lake Argyle, the largest freshwater lake in mainland Australia.

 

Fun facts!

The cosmopolitan town of Broome is affectionately known as the ‘pearl of the north’.

About 45% of the Kimberley population of around 39 000 is of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

The Kimberley 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
Western Australia is three and a half times as big as Texas (USA) and the British Isles would fit into it six times.