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Western Australia Businesses for Sale

Considering Business Migration or Skilled Migration to Western Australia

Go search Businesses for sale Western Australia to identify business migration opportunities.

In world terms, Western Australia has a very comfortable standard of living and is one of the most affordable places to live.

Business migrants to Western Australia benefit from a solid foundation for business development, government support and a comprehensive range of business opportunities.

The Business World at a Glance

Western Australia leads the nation in economic growth, productivity, investments and exports.


From its highly developed services sector, primary production, mining and specialised manufacturing, to innovation, advanced technology and workforce skills, Western Australia offers a solid foundation for business development.

Western Australia has a wealth of natural resources - natural gas, iron ore, gold and other minerals.

With its diverse internationally competitive economy, business migrants to Western Australia can benefit from operating in this vibrant region.

Over 10% of Australia's workforce is employed in Western Australia – with 34.4% in the wholesale and retail trade, finance, insurance, property, business industries.

(Source: Western Australia at a Glance 2005 ABS Cat. No. 1306.5).

In 2003-2004, the value of exports from Western Australia was 2.76 times greater than the value of imports. (Exports A$32,296m, imports A$11,690m).

(Source: Western Australia at a Glance 2005 ABS Cat. No. 1306.5).

Perth, Western Australia's capital city has a population of around 1.98 million and is a modern, spacious and clean city.

Perth has the same time zone as most Asian cities and is conveniently located just four hours flying time from the eastern seaboard of Australia and five from Singapore.

Economic and Lifestyle Advantages

Western Australia, with its diverse internationally competitive economy, leads the nation in economic growth, productivity, investments and exports. As a business migrant, there is the opportunity to participate in the benefits generated by this vibrant part of Australia.

From its highly developed services sector, primary production, mining and specialised manufacturing, to innovation, advanced technology, skilled workforce and stable government, this State offers a solid foundation for business development.

Perth, Western Australia's capital, is situated on the white sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean, enjoys a Mediterranean style climate and offers a secure relaxed way of life. Just four hours flying time from the eastern seaboard of Australia and five from Singapore, Perth is conveniently located and it has the same time zone as most Asian cities.

Perth has a population of around 1.4 million and is a modern spacious and clean city whose population enjoys its many parks, beaches and riverside activities.

Western Australia offers significant economic and lifestyle advantages to intending business migrants.

  • fast growing and strong domestic economy;
  • stable legal and political environment;
  • government commitment to free enterprise;
  • skilled, motivated and educated workforce;
  • stable industrial relations environment;
  • reliable and abundant energy supplies;
  • up to date technologies and low cost telecommunications;
  • proximity and same time zone as major Asian countries;
  • low cost commercial and residential property;
  • excellent recreational and cultural facilities;
  • high standard of living;
  • quality, secure relaxed way of life;
  • world class education and health care systems;

Quality of Life

Western Australia is known for its warm sunny climate, beaches of fine white sand, beautiful blue skies, stunning sunsets and many exciting opportunities to explore rare unspoiled natural areas.

Perth enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other capital city in Australia.

PERTH'S CLIMATE:

Perth's hours of sunshine vary from a June (winter) average of 5.8 hours per day to a December (summer) average of 11.8 hours per day – averaging over the year at 8.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Perth's temperature varies from an annual average minimum of 12.1°C (54°F) to an annual average maximum of 24.3°C (76°F).

The month with the highest average maximum temperature of 31.8°C (89°F) is February, and the month with the lowest average minimum temperature of 8°C (46°F) is August.

Perth has an average rainfall of 886 mm (31 inchs) per year, with most rain falling in winter. 

For more detailed information on Western Australia's Weather forcast.

Western Australia is a stable and secure place to live.  It is the largest state in Australia, covering nearly one-third of the Australian continent (2,532,400 sq kms or nearly 1 million square miles!).

It has a stunning 12,500 km (7,813 miles) of coastline – that's 34% of the Australian continent's coastline.

(Source: Western Australian at a glance 2005 ABS Cat. No 1306.5)

Australia has a high rate of home ownership.

In 2000-2001, 38% of households owned their homes outright.  In addition, 32% of householders were paying off a mortgage or loan secured against their dwellings.
(Source: ABS Yearbook 2004 Housing: Home Ownership and renting)

Housing in Perth is the cheapest of all Australia's mainland capitals.  Rental accommodation is readily available and competitively priced.

In 2003-2004, over 23,560 Building Approvals were granted in Western Australia for new residential properties.

(Source: Western Australia at a glance 2005 ABS Cat. No. 1306.5)

With a population of around 1.9 million people, Perth is large enough to offer all the services, infrastructure, shopping and entertainment expected of a major city, yet it is small enough to retain a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Perth is a bustling, multicultural city with 28 per cent of its population born overseas, resulting in an extraordinarily harmonious society, where all newcomers and visitors feel welcome.  The city's many and varied restaurants reflect this rich cultural heritage and the quality and diversity of Western Australian produce.

There is much to see in Western Australia.  In fact, tourism is the State's fastest growing industry.  Most visitors to Western Australia come from the United Kingdom, Singapore, Japan and USA.

(WATC estimates based on ABS and BTR figures 1998-1999).   

Western Australia is famous for its wildflowers – many of them unique or rare.  There are over 12,000 different species that appear mostly between July and November.

There are recommended driving routes and organised tours to take you to those areas where wildflowers carpet the countryside.

Click here for more information on sights to see and holidays in Western Australia. 


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