Located in the southern hemisphere, Australia is a vast country with stunning natural surroundings. Western Australia is the country’s largest state and covers an area of more than 2.5 million square kilometres. To put that into context, that’s about the size of Western Europe and one-third of Australia’s total landmass.
Western Australia is home to beautiful beaches, world class wineries, popular surfing spots, UNESCO World Heritage reef and rock formations, dramatic landscapes, arid outback and lush green forests. Perth, the state’s capital city, is Australia’s sunniest capital city, averaging over 300 days of sunshine every year.
Being the biggest state and the engine for economic development of the country, Western Australia and its capital city attracts migrants from all over the world, especially Asia.
Why choose Perth and Western Australia?
Perth is a great place to live, work and study. In fact, since the early 2,000’s Perth has ranked in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Index as one of the world’s most livable cities, based on a range of qualitative and quantitative factors including culture and environment, education, infrastructure and healthcare.
Western Australia enjoys a fast-growing economy and high employment rate. Its mining, oil and gas, agricultural, farming and tourism industries all play a significant role in its economic growth. These industries bring plenty of opportunities for investment, business and employment in Western Australia.
Other reasons to migrate to Western Australia
- Easy access to Asia, due to Western Australia’s close proximity. Direct flights are available from Perth to many major Asian cities such as Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. It’s easier and takes less time to fly to Asia from Western Australia compared to Eastern state cities such as Sydney and Melbourne.
- Western Australia shares the same time zone as many countries in Asia, such as China, Singapore and Malaysia.
- A vast territory with a sparse population, those who call Western Australia home enjoy world leading living conditions. Although Western Australia occupies one third of the Australian continent, its population is less than 2.6 million.
- Australia encourages migrants and has a supportive migration policy to help people from overseas live, work and invest in Western Australia. Immigration legislation recognises the whole state as regional Australia for some visa types, and this has enabled visa applicants of Regional Area Employer Sponsorship (visa subclass 187) to live and work in a metropolitan atmosphere instead of other remote areas of the state.
- Western Australia is known for its world class natural environment, including the longest coastline of any state in Australia (12,889 km).
- Perth is a popular investment destination. In comparison with the Eastern states cities like Sydney and Melbourne, land value in Perth is more affordable. And there are plenty of attractive investment opportunities for acute investors to explore.
If you would like to know more about Perth and Western Australia, visit Tourism Western Australia website.