Suburbs of Western Australia
Located in the Chittering Valley, Bullsbrook is a rural
township minutes from RAAF Base Pearce. Only a small number of private
rentals are available. Outer suburbs within the Pearce posting locality
provide a diverse lifestyle to suit all families. However, proximity to
beachside suburbs tends to drive the rental prices to the higher end of
the property market.
Rockingham is 10-15 minute drive from HMAS Stirling and is a relatively large city, including the suburbs of Secret Harbour, Port Kennedy and Baldivis. Rockingham is predominately a 'blue collar' area and has a medium to high-level of rental properties available to suit all budgets.
Swanbourne (‘Seaward Village’) is a small Defence community, located on the edge of Campbell Barracks. Homes in the surrounding suburbs are sought after due to proximity to the inner city and the beach. As a result, rental prices are higher than average.
Remote locations in Western Australia include Broome, Exmouth, Geraldton, Dampier, Karratha, Port Hedland, Bunbury and several others. Due to the remoteness of these localities, the market value in these areas is greater than that in metropolitan areas. The prices are driven by mining and tourism. The general cost of living (food, fuel etc) is considerably higher due to the remote location and freight costs associated with delivering these items.
Broome, often called the 'Gateway to the Kimberleys' is located 2,200km
north of Perth. The town was founded as a pearling port more than a
century ago and still produces the world’s finest pearls. Beaches,
including the famous Cable Beach, have pure white sand and crystal
Dampier is a major industrial port in the north-west of Western
Australia, 1,555km north of Perth and 15km from Karratha. The port
services petrochemical, salt, iron ore and natural gas export
industries. Dampier is a pretty settlement, with an offshore island
chain that is home to whales, dugongs, turtles, coral and sponges
Geraldton is the fourth biggest city in Western Australia and is located
425km north of Perth. The unspoilt beaches in Geraldton attract
surfers, kitesurfers and other aquatic sports enthusiasts such as
fishing and diving.
Port Hedland is the largest town in the Pilbara region of Western
Australia, approximately 1,320km north of Perth. Since the 1960’s, Port
Hedland has been the centre of a thriving iron-ore industry; its natural
harbour handles the largest tonnage of any port in Australia. Its
pristine beaches and mangroves are home to an abundance of fish and
Bunbury is situated on a peninsula approximately 175km south of Perth.
It is a cosmopolitan city, but still offers a relaxed, coastal
lifestyle. The fishing, swimming beaches, warm climate and proximity to
areas such as Margaret River make Bunbury a popular destination.
Exmouth is located on the tip of the North West Cape in Western
Australia, approximately 1,270km north of Perth. Exmouth is an extremely
popular tourist destination for people from all over the world. Exmouth
boasts a beautiful climate, excellent fishing and both a national park
and marine national park.
Karratha, 1557km north of Perth, was built in 1968 to service and
accommodate workers mining iron ore in the Hamersley Ranges. Now the
busy centre of the Pilbara district, Karratha is a large and modern
town. Nearby is the magnificent Millstream - Chichester National Park
with its deep gorges and palm-fringed rock pools.