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​​Northam

The Wheatbelt’s largest town, Northam, is located in the Avon Valley just over an hour’s drive from Perth. The Avon River flows through the town and the Northam pedestrian suspension bridge (crossing the river) is the longest of its kind in Australia.

 

Narrogin 

A two hour drive from Perth, Narrogin is a modern regional centre known for its attractive gardens and heritage buildings. It has well established public infrastructure with health, recreation and education services. The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops.

 

Merredin

This thriving regional centre is located between Perth and Kalgoorlie. The area is known for agriculture with around 40% of the State’s wheat production coming from within a 100 km radius of Merredin. Sheep farming is also popular along with the production of other grains.

 

Moora

Moora, a two hour drive north of Perth, is situated on the banks of the Moore River. Originally a wheat and sheep farming community, Moora has now expanded to include the farming of cattle, other grains and wildflowers.

 

Distances to Perth*

​From

​Distance

​Bindoon​84 km​
​Dalwallinu​253 km
​Gingin​87 km
Lake Grace​355 km
​Merredin 260 km
​Moora​174 km
​Narrogin​192 km
​Northam​97 km
​Southern Cross370 km
​Wagin229 km

*Figures sourced from Main Roads Western Australia​


You can learn more about any of these towns by visiting the Australia’s Golden Outback section of the Tourism​ Western Australia website​.

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
The Super Pit in Kalgoorlie produces up to 850 000 ounces (over 24 090 kilograms) of gold every year and its operation far outweighs that of any other mining centre in ...