The Great Southern region is located on the south coast of Western Australia, adjoining the Southern Ocean, where the coast extends for approximately 250 kilometres. Bounded by the South West region on the west and Wheatbelt region to the north, the total land area of 39,007 square kilometres represents approximately 1.5 per cent of the state's total area.
The Great Southern has a growing reputation for hosting significant festivals and exhibitions and is renowned for its natural and built tourist attractions. These include a rugged coastline, white sandy beaches, tall timber forests, wildflowers and wineries.
Thanks to the State Government's Royalties for Regions Program the Great Southern community and visitors to the region can enjoy improved local infrastructure and services that will enhance their experience of the Great Southern region.
Living, working and investing in the Great Southern
The Great Southern region is made up of 11 local government authorities:
The Great Southern is a great place to live and raise a family, rated by residents as a safe, friendly and connected community. The region's ideal quality of lifestyle, cleanliness of environment and relatively low cost of living makes the Great Southern a destination of choice for a potential move by Perth residents.
For more information please visit the Great Southern Development Commission's website or contact your local Community Resource Centre.
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