Bunbury is located 175 kilometres from the Perth metropolitan region and was first settled in 1829. It has come a long way and is now the commercial and residential heart of the prosperous South West Region of Western Australia, one of the most diverse and dynamic growth regions in the nation.
Recently, Bunbury made a remarkable change from a purely industrial City to an outstanding lifestyle driven, diverse and thriving centre.
A rich maritime heritage has inspired the birth of this waterfront playground. The Leschenault Estuary, deep water port, the sheltered Koombana bay, a protected boat harbour and the Indian Ocean are within a few minutes of wherever you live in the City.
With a population of over 50,000 residents the City's diversity is its strength, with retail, manufacturing, construction, health and community services the major employment sectors. The pace of change is breathtaking with investment occurring in every facet of Bunbury's economy.
Higher education is an important attraction with the Bunbury campus of the Edith Cowan University and adjacent South West Regional College of Technical and Further Education TAFE complementing a choice of private and public education opportunities. Specialist services, including major private and public hospitals, provide comprehensive health care.
The City centre is alive with people enjoying the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the entertainment and restaurant precinct, the six screen Grand Cinema Complex, the international standard Bunbury Entertainment Centre and magnificent Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, as well as the new waterfront precinct of restaurants and tavern.
Once known only as the gateway to the beautiful South West, the City of Bunbury has forged a reputation as a place to visit, and a sought after investment and lifestyle opportunity in its own right.