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​Mandurah

The city of Mandurah is the capital of the Peel region and renowned for its water based activities. Crabbing, fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking are enjoyed by residents and tourists. With a train line to Perth, Mandurah is a popular destination for people seeking a more relaxed lifestyle, while still having access to the Perth metropolitan area.

Image of Peel region


Boddington

Boddington is less than two hours from Perth and home to one of the world’s largest producing gold mines. It is a prosperous area providing income and employment. Located on the banks of the Hotham River, residents and visitors enjoy spotting wildflowers, fishing, bird watching and several other activities.

 

Waroona

Stretching from the Darling Range through to the ocean, the shire of Waroona incorporates pristine beaches, lakes, fertile farmland and jarrah forests. Waroona sits 112 km south of Perth and has diverse industries, including mining, agriculture, tourism and forestry.

 

Pinjarra

Pinjarra just an hour’s drive south of Perth is one of the oldest towns in Western Australia. It is home to many significant heritage sites and is positioned by the Murray River. The Alcoa alumina refinery provides employment opportunities in
the area. 

 

Distances to Perth*

​From

​Distance

​Boddington123 km
Byford​37 km
​Dwellingup​96 km
​​Mandurah​74 km
​Pinjarra​83 km
Waroona​112 km

*Figures sourced from Main Roads Western Australia​

 

See the Tourism Wester​n Australia website​ for more information on towns in the Peel 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
Albany, founded in 1826 and located 409 km from Perth on the southern coast is the oldest settlement in Western Australia.