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Facts and figures

The Peel region covers an area of 5 648 square kilometres (3 509 square miles), including 137 square kilometres (85 square miles) of inland waterways.​

Commercial centre: Mandurah (pop. 83 930)

Distance from Mandurah to Perth: 95 km (59 miles)

Distance from Mandurah to Bunbury: 108 km (67 miles)

Higher education: Murdoch University, Mandurah campus; South Metropolitan TAFE, Mandurah campus

Other main towns: Pinjarra, Waroona, Dwellingup

Health service: Peel Health Campus, Mandurah​

 

The Peel region is the fastest growing of all the regions in Western Australia with well-serviced infrastructure and attractive lifestyle options contributing to its rapidly growing popularity. With a growing number of residential developments, it is a popular choice for skilled migrants wanting the variety of a coastal and rural lifestyle – and all within easy reach of the Perth metropolitan area!

The city of Mandurah is the regional business hub and home to around 65% of the region’s population, fusing cosmopolitan city living with historic riches. With a median house price of around $305 000 (June 2016), it’s the ideal place to create your future! Known for its spectacular waterways and the Peel–Harvey estuary’s abundant wildlife, pristine beaches and natural beauty, Mandurah is predicted to have a population of around 99 400 by the year 2021. The retail sector is a large employer and an important contributor to the Peel economy.

Other major employers are construction and manufacturing along with a large number of employees working in healthcare and social assistance, and food and accommodation services. Its largest industry is alumina production, along with mining and mineral processing.

With over 43 government and private schools and numerous well-equipped sporting facilities and venues, it is an ideal location that’s big on lifestyle yet less than an hour from Perth by car or train.​

 

Peel region at sunset

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.


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