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​​Bunbury

The city of Bunbury, located one and half hour's drive from Perth is the regional capital of the South West. Bunbury has one of the biggest regional ports in Australia.

 

Margaret River

Margaret River is a popular tourist destination with its vineyards, caves, forests, national parks, art galleries, world class beaches and fine food.

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Busselton

The city of Busselton is a popular holiday destination and is best known for its two kilometre long jetty and beaches. Busselton’s agriculture, mining and tourism industries all contribute to the local economy.

 

Collie

Collie is located 60 km from Bunbury and produces all of Western Australia’s coal. Mining and power generation are major contributors to the local economy. Visitors to Collie will find scenic forests, waterways and connections to the Bibbulmun track and the Munda Biddi cycle trail.

 

Augusta

Augusta is a fishing town set on the most south western tip of Western Australia. Between June and September whales can be spotted from the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.   

 

Distances to Perth*

​From

​Distance

​Augusta​314 km
​Bridgetown​260 km
​Bunbury173 km
​Busselton​223 km
Capel​198 km
​Collie202 km
Harvey141 km
Manjimup296 km
​Margaret River​269 km
​Nannup ​271 km
​Walpole​414 km

*Figures sourced from Main Roads Western Australia​

 

See the Tourism Western Aust​ralia website​ for more information on towns in the South West 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
Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.