The South West Community

Situated in the picturesque corner of Western Australia, the South West region is known for its extensive natural beauty and enviable climate.

Covering 24,000km2, the South West is the State’s most populated region outside of Perth.

Surrounded by the Indian and Southern Oceans, the region's coastline features some of the best surfing beaches in the country, towering forests and established wine regions.

The region offers affordability and lifestyle, boasting superb restaurants and a thriving arts community, national parks, beaches, wineries and eco-tourism sites that have credited the South West region as the most popular tourist destination outside Perth.

With its relative proximity to Perth and access to excellent transport links, the region is well placed for continued growth. The region includes 12 local government areas and is divided into three sub-regions; Bunbury Wellington, Vasse, and Warren Blackwood.

Family running into the ocean together, looking back at camera and smiling. Family includes grandparents, parents and a boy and girl. Weather is sunny with slight cloud and the water is clear and slightly wavey.
Estimated Population
Population growth 2016-21
Median Age
41 years
South Regional TAFE's
1 + Regional Learning Hub
Building approvals

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