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Image of Western Australian wildflowers
 

​​​​​Throughout Western Australia you can find a wide range of native animals.

 

Dolphins, whales and sea life

There are numerous protected marine parks and reefs across the State; the most popular is Ningaloo Marine Park​, home to some of the world’s best diving spots. This is also where you can swim with whale sharks.

Monkey Mia offers a one-on-one experience of feeding and swimming with bottlenose dolphins and is also home to dugongs. The Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Centre offers a similar experience.

Southern right whales and humpbacks migrate during winter with their calves. Whale watching charters operate in Perth and regional areas with the best viewing in the South West region. 

 

Kangaroos

Part of the national emblem, the kangaroo, is a familiar sight around most parts of regional Western Australia.

Take care when driving outside of the metropolitan area on country roads, as these large marsupials can jump out from bushland areas without warning.

 

Crocodiles and snakes

Crocodiles are generally found in the remote north west of the State. If you want to view a crocodile in its natural habitat, it is best to take a guided tour with an experienced guide to view them safely.

Western Australia has its share of snakes, although it is rare to see them as they shy away from humans.

 

Pets

Pets are common in Western Australia –​ the most popular being dogs and cats.

Pets are regulated by shires (local councils) which often limit the number of pets per household and enforce the annual registration of certain pets.

For more information on Western Australian flora and fauna, visit 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
Perth has the largest inner city park in the world – Kings Park. Yes, bigger even than New York's Central Park!