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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

Changes to the Graduate Stream of the State Nomination Migration Program

The State Nomination Migration Program (SNMP) Graduate stream will soon be more accessible for international students who study in Western Australia.

On 16 October 2019 Premier Mark McGowan announced that the Graduate Stream of the SNMP will be extended to include vocational education and training (VET) graduates who complete a qualification in Western Australia at Certificate III level or above, excluding trade occupations (unless approved for delivery to international students).  

For information on the current Graduate Stream of the State Nomination Migration Scheme requirements visit the State nomination requirements page.

Fun Fact
Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.