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welcome to
western australia

Taking up at least a third of Australia, and almost like it’s own little country, Western Australia is a state unlike any other in Australia. 

It’s a place where you can have some of the most beautiful landscapes all to yourself. Where the sun sets at an unreasonably early time, where the supermarket closes at 6pm and nothing is open on Sundays. 

A place where time moves at a slower pace, giving you the chance to explore more, see more and learn more about Australia’s epic history and heritage. It’s a place that every Australian needs to explore. 

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about western australia

Capital City: Perth

Start here: westernaustralia.com

Check out all the locations for Western Australia Visitors Centres to find the one closest to you. 

Stay connected & get featured: Follow @WesternAustralia across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and hashtag #justanotherdayinWA or #thisiswa to have your photos featured.

Updates for emergencies & incidents in WA: emergency.wa.gov.au

Road conditions, closures and distances throughout WA: mainroads.wa.gov.au (Ph: 13 81 38)

regions of

western australia

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hellfire bay
esperance

The beaches in this part of Australia are simply insane. The bluest, clearest water, coupled with the whitest sand you have ever seen. Bring a 4WD to drive along the beaches and make sure you visit the beach kangaroos at Lucky Bay. 

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the golden outback
south west wa
wave rock
golden outback
south west WA
information for visiting
aboriginal lands
in the golden outback & around wa

Permits are essential for travel on Aboriginal Lands. The Outback Way, between Laverton and Uluru, is patrolled and fines will be issued if visitors have not obtained a permit. Permits are also required to traverse sections of the Canning Stock Route, Gunbarrel Highway and Anne Beadell Highway.

Permit application forms in WA are available from the Department of Planning, Land and Heritage daa.wa.gov.au. If applying online, approval is almost immediate but other methods of application may take longer to process. If travelling through adjoining lands in other states or territories, you need to obtain relevant permits from those organisations.

Traditional owners can refuse entry permits. When travelling through Aboriginal Lands, drivers are prohibited to divert off the main road, and alcohol is not allowed to be carried through Aboriginal communities.

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everything you need to plan your visit to
western australia
important websites to help you plan

National Emergency Breakdown Service: 13 11 11 (AAA) 

Emergency warnings & incidents in WA: emergency.wa.gov.au

Drive Safe WA: drivesafewa.com.au or call (08) 9525 2252

Up-to-date WA maps: hemamaps.com

WA’s National Parks & online booking facilities for National Park campgrounds: dpaw.wa.gov.au

Applying for permits to enter Aboriginal lands: daa.wa.gov.au/en/entry-permits

Seasonal harvest work around WA: jobsearch.gov.au/harvesttrail

Indigenous tourism experiences you can take part in: waitoc.com

Royal Flying Doctors Service (for emergencies only): 1800 625 800

Department of Fisheries in WA: fish.wa.gov.au