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​​​​​Broome

Broome is one of the Kimberley's most popular tourist destinations with its tropical climate, pearling farms and world renowned picturesque Cable Beach.


Derby

Two hours east of Broome, Derby was the first town to be settled in the Kimberley and has now become a popular stopping point for visitors heading to the gorge country and further north. The highest tides in Australia occur in Derby and can peak at over 11 m.

 

Fitzroy Crossing

Located on the banks of the Fitzroy River in the heart of pastoral country, the old town was originally built as a suitable place to cross the river. The Mimbi Caves located 90 km east of Fitzroy Crossing are a tourist focal point.

 

Halls Creek

Located on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, Halls Creek is the nearest town to the well-known Bungle Bungles. Close by is the Wolfe Creek Crater, the second largest meteorite crater in the world. The first gold rush of Western Australia was in Halls Creek in 1885 and you can still find gold in the area.

 

Wyndham

The most northerly town and harbour in Western Australia, Wyndham features a
18 m long, 3 m high sculpture of a saltwater crocodile, reflecting the saltwater crocodiles present in the area. Inlets from the river offer great spots for fishing, relaxing and enjoying the scenery.

 

Distances to Perth*

From

Distance

​​Broome​​2230 km
​Derby​2383 km
​Fitzroy Crossing​2558 km
​Halls Creek​2846 km
​Kununurra ​3206 km
​Wyndham ​3216 km

 *Figures sourced from Main Roads Western Australia​

 

For more information on the towns in the Kimberley area, visit the To​urism WA 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
Broome in Western Australia is the pearling capital of the world.