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​Facts and figures

Rock formation in Mid West region

The Mid West region spans approximately 470 000 square kilometres (292 004 miles), taking up one fifth of the total land mass of WA and linking its north to the south from Greenhead to Kalbarri on the coast to Wiluna in the Gibson Desert.​

Significant employment and population growth is expected for the Mid West region due to the commencement of several major industrial projects.

Distance from Geraldton to Perth: 417 km (260 miles)

Higher education: Geraldton Universities Centre;
Central Regional TAFE (Geraldton)

Median house price in Geraldton: $327 500 (June 2016)

Other main town: Meekatharra​


 

The Mid West region is widely recognised for its unique natural environment, comprising a coastline dominated by limestone cliffs. If you head east for 800 km, you’ll enter a mineral rich hinterland that borders the Pilbara and 
​Goldfields–Esperance regions.

Add a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cold, dry winters and you find a great location for starting off your new life in Western Australia.

The Mid West has a diverse economy built around tourism, fishing, agriculture and mining. There is also a fairly significant manufacturing sector catering to the needs of the mining, fishing and agricultural industries both within and outside the region.

The city of Geraldton on the magnificent Batavia coast is home to around 70% of this region’s population. Strong, supportive social infrastructure and relatively cheap housing add to this region’s attractions. It is the perfect playground for you if you like to indulge in water sports.​

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
Aboriginal art – There are more than 10 000 ancient rock engravings, some dating back 10 000 years at the Burrup Peninsula, Dampier, Western Australia.