Our Region

Our Region

The Goldfields-Esperance region is located in the south-eastern corner of Western Australia.
It’s major centres are the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Esperance and Leonora.

There are ten local government areas and many Aboriginal lands and communities. The region covers a total land area of 955,276 km2 featuring magnificent natural landscapes from deserts to woodlands, through to picturesque southern coastlines. Renowned for its exceptional lifestyle, welcoming sense of community, excellent regional facilities and great opportunities, it has played a significant role in the development of Western Australia and the nation for more than a century.

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Economic Impact

A region of growth, innovation and diversity, Goldfields-Esperance is a major contributor to Western Australia’s economic prosperity. With more than $41.25 billion in economic output per annum (2022-23 FY), the region contains globally significant mineral deposits and a long history in mining innovation.

Economic diversity is supported through significant healthcare, construction and primary production sectors, with a growing tourism industry estimated at $244.2 million.

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Strategic Positioning

The gateway between the eastern states and the rest of Western Australia, Goldfields-Esperance has key road, rail and port links providing access to national and international markets.

Due to its abundant natural resources, critical mineral wealth and vast land area, the region is perfectly placed to harness investment into existing, new and emerging industries.

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Employment Opportunities

The region continues to contribute significantly to the export income of the State, and generates over 37,500 jobs in mining, manufacturing, agriculture, construction, transport, retail, education, health, community and administrative services, the emerging arts and creative and industries, along with many other sectors.

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