Western Australia

  • The Kimberley.  Photo credit: Tourism AustraliaThe Kimberley. Photo credit: Tourism Australia
  • Students in Perth city. Photo credit: Study PerthStudents in Perth city. Photo credit: Study Perth
  • Kalbarri Surfing, Southern Coral Coast.  Photo credit: Tourism AustraliaKalbarri Surfing, Southern Coral Coast. Photo credit: Tourism Australia
  • Group walking through the vines at Peccavi Estate.  Photo credit: Tourism Western Australia.Group walking through the vines at Peccavi Estate. Photo credit: Tourism Western Australia.

Population: Around 2.3 million

Size: 2,529,875 sq km

Major Cities: Perth

This is Australia’s largest state, covering a third of the continent, yet it only has around two million inhabitants. Most live in the buzzing, easy-going city of Perth, the nearby port of Fremantle and along the coast. Western Australia’s size and considerable isolation from the east coast means it has a character all its own, which has traditionally proved popular with the British and Irish – there are large ex-pat communities here. The south has amazing beaches and the Margaret River wine-growing region, in the north you can visit the Kimberley, one of the world’s last great wilderness areas, and the World Heritage listed Bungle-Bungles.

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