​​​​Tom Price

Tom Price is located within the Hamersley Ranges, at the base of Mount Nameless. The administrative centre of the Ashburton shire features modern facilities and is designed to blend in with the natural environment. Many tourists use Tom Price as a base while exploring Karijini National Park.



With the Indian Ocean close by and the Ashburton River just a half-hour drive away, enjoy swimming, fishing or try catching a mud crab. The town is a popular tourist destination with its access to the coral coast.



Karratha is a rapidly expanding town with the largest shopping centre in the North West and an array of education, social and recreational services. The region’s major industries include iron ore export, oil, natural gas, salt, nickel, fishing and tourism. The Burrup Peninsula has the world’s most prolific Aboriginal rock engraving site with over 10 000 identified Aboriginal art sites.


Port Hedland

Port Hedland has a great history of Indigenous culture and is renowned for its long trains, big ships, salt piles and red dust. The town’s main industries are iron ore processing and export, salt production and livestock production. Its port is one of the largest in the world in terms of tonnage, shipping over $3 billion worth of product every year.



Newman is a modern mining town with an array of shopping, recreation and medical facilities. It is also home to the largest open-cut iron ore mine in the world. While mining is the driving force of this town, the area is also known for its magnificent landscapes and long stretches of desert and wildflowers.


Distances to Perth*



​Karratha​1538 km
​Newman​1186 km
​Onslow​1389 km
Paraburdoo1517 km
​Port Hedland​1765 km
​Tom Price​1458 km

*Figures sourced from Main Roads Western Australia​


For more information on the towns in the Pilbara region, visit the
Tourism Western Australia website​.




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.