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​​​​Mining and resources

The Western Australian economy is largely dominated by the mining and resources sector. Western Australia’s land is rich with resources (iron-ore, gold, natural gas and diamonds) that are mined, processed and exported all over
the world.​

 

Agriculture

The State produces several products for Australia and the international
export market:

  • wheat, barley and other grains;

  • wool, lamb and beef;

  • seafood (western rock lobsters, prawns, crabs, shark and tuna); and

  • wine.

 

Manufacturing

The manufacturing of mined resources (engineering metals, shipbuilding, petrol and diesel) form a large proportion of this industry.
Food manufacturing and processing from the agricultural industry contribute strongly to the economy.

 

Tourism and education

These industries have grown significantly during the past few years with more international tourists visiting Western Australia and students choosing to study here. Towns with smaller populations have benefited from this increase, as the generated income increases the prosperity of the region.​

News
26 March 2019

Closure over the Easter period 2019

Invitations for State nomination are usually issued on the third Thursday of each month. This will be brought forward by one week in April due to the Easter closure. Invitations are anticipated to be issued by 11 April 2019.
 
Fun Fact
Some of the first white settlers saw a strange animal hopping along. They asked the Aborigines what it was called and were told, ‘Kanguru’, which means ‘I don't know’.