Western Australia is the state that occupies the entire western third of Australia. It is the second-largest country division in the world, although its population is only 2.6 m. inhabitants.
With a billions of years old history marked by aboriginal culture, Western Australia is today a premium surfing place and has on its territory highly-recommended coastal locations and beaches: Rottnest Island, Fremantle, Albany, Geraldton and Broom. More surprising, Western Australia is also renowned for its wine production. Although they produce only 5% of the general wine output, those wines are considered near the top in quality terms.
The state also offers a much diversified climate, fauna, and flora. While the green season (October to March) is bringing heavy rain and tropical storms, the winter in Western Australia offers the sunniest days in the world. Its wilderness gives you the opportunity to catch a glimpse of animals and flowers that you can find nowhere else on the globe (The reef and rock formations that form the specificity of its landscapes are part of the UNESCO World Heritage).
Today its economy relies on mining, agriculture and tourism. The state produces 46% of Australia exports and it’s the second-largest iron ore producer in the world. Western Australia is home to one of the Australia’s leading performance training institutions like the acclaimed Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
The Western Australian universities can be found in the South West of the state. They offer practical, internationally recognized courses. The strategic goals of Western Australia Higher Education is to increase equity and diversity of the students, improve the inclusiveness at all levels of the system of education, develop universities partnerships and international relations, especially with South Asia. Western Australian salaries are 13% higher than the national average.
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