Government of Western Australia - Business Migration Centre

Success Stories

JinHe Xu

JinHe Xu - Building a solid foundation in WA

Mr JinHe Xu, Director of Golden Estate Property Development, travelled around Australia before deciding that Western Australia was the best place to be for sound business opportunities and great family lifestyle.Read more...


Li Chenyun and Hu Dongquan

Hu and Li swap a fast life for a sweet life

When Li Chenyun, her husband Hu Dongquan and their two children were granted 163 visas to migrate to Western Australia in September 2007, they were looking forward to clean air, a more relaxed lifestyle and a safe community.Read more...


Li Chen

Surprises in store for Li and Yu Song in Western Australia

When Yu Song Liu and his wife Li Chen decided to migrate in 2005, they considered South Australia and Western Australia as possibilities, but despite having a son studying hospitality in Adelaide, Perth came out on top of their list. Read more...


Rahim Parkar

Rahim makes a healthy choice in Western Australia

Since moving to Western Australia in 2007, Rahim Parkar’s life has changed significantly. He now walks a leisurely six minutes to work and is his own boss, running a Stay Healthy franchise in Midland Gate Shopping Centre, 16 kilometres from the Perth CBD. Read more...


Ashley and Carol Whitworth

Ashley and Carol Whitworth make their mark

After four years of researching, planning and plain hard work, everything has fallen into place for Ashley and Carol Whitworth with their Australian permanent residency visas now firmly in place. Read more...

Photo of Mosman Bay

Western Australia, a dream come true for Brent and Fiona

Deciding to uproot a family of six to live on the other side of the world is not a decision made lightly, but when you're sitting in the sunshine at Mosman Bay restaurant with blue skies overhead, the beautiful Swan River lapping at the jetty and dolphins swimming gently by, it's not hard to see why the Pollard family chose Perth as their new home. Read more...

Photo of Charles and Anne Smith with son Charlie, and their retired police dog Buddy

The Smiths are having a ball in WA!

Charles and Anne Smith, and their eleven-year-old son Charlie, have been kicking plenty of goals since they arrived in Western Australia.Read more...

Abdulla Family

From Botswana to Perth, the streamlined way.

Ike Abdulla is thinking about writing a book on how to organise a hassle-free international relocation.Read more...

Brown Family

The Browns from Edinburgh now call Australia home

Sometimes the process of applying to migrate to Australia can be lengthy with seemingly endless paperwork, but according to Jon and Janice Brown, that may not be such a bad thing.Read more...

Collier Family

The Colliers swap the Channel for the Indian Ocean

It’s a long way from the rugged coast of Kent in England to the tranquil waters of Mandurah in Western Australia, but it’s a journey Terry Collier and his family are happy they made.Read more...

Brown Family

The McCartneys from London have hit the ground running

Since Mark and Vanessa McCartney and their son Ben arrived in Perth earlier this year, they’ve been so busy they haven’t seen Perth’s beautiful Kings Park yet.Read more...

Cyril Sauzier

From Zimbabwean Barley to WA Olives

From the start, Cyril Sauzier impresses as a man who is prepared to roll up his sleeves and get the job done, which is just what he did when he arrived in Western Australia from Zimbabwe in 2002, on a temporary residents’ visa.Read more...

Fast Facts

West Australians are colloquially known as sandgropers after the insect found in local sand dunes.

Rottnest Island, a holiday playground off the Perth coast, is home to the quokka. The small marsupial animal is native to the island and exists nowhere else in the world, not even on the mainland.

See Also

The Western Australian Tourism Commission

The Western Australian Bureau of Meteorology

The Western Australian Government Portal