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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

Advice on visas relating to COVID-19

21 May 2020

Migration Services is unable to answer enquiries directly relating to your visa. 

For visa enquiries please contact the Department of Home Affairs on 131 881 or visit their website at immi.homeaffairs.gov.au

For enquiries related to COVID-19 you can visit the dedicated 'COVID-19 and the border' pages.  

Fun Fact
Aboriginal art – There are more than 10 000 ancient rock engravings, some dating back 10 000 years at the Burrup Peninsula, Dampier, Western Australia.