Why Migrate to Bunbury?

Bunbury has beautiful beaches, rivers, and inlets and affords its residents unique waterfront living. Many of the city’s residents rely on mining, manufacturing, building, and retail industries for their employment, working both within the city and in surrounding shires.

Bunbury began to grow as a city from about 1830. There was pressure to find more agricultural land as the population grew in Western Australia. Bunbury is now an important regional city close to Perth, and it is now a staging post for the development of agriculture and mining in South West Western Australia.


Bunbury is the 3rd largest city in Western Australia after Mandurah and Perth. Its population grew from 1996 when there were only 24000 people living in Bunbury, today the population is close to 75000 and is projected to increase to a 100k in ten years. 

Work in Bunbury

Work is available in mining, manufacturing, building, hospitality, fishing, and tourism, and the retail industries.

There are several hotels and resorts in Bunbury plus backpackers hostels and motel. Tourist activities include fishing, swimming, the Dolphin Discovery center, Geography Bay, Ngilgi caves, and the Tuart Forest.  

Bunbury is also an excellent base for people looking for agricultural work.  

The area has the following agricultural activity:

  • Wine
  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Sheep and cattle (Wool and Milk)
  • Potatoes and carrots.

Transport to Bunbury

Connected to Perth by train, there is service twice a day, a highway connects Bunbury to Perth. Travel time by train 2.5 hours and by road is 2 hours.

Bunbury is connected to Perth by an express bus service as well. This service also goes to Perth Domestic and International airports.


Bunbury offers Kindergarten, childcare, primary schools, and a high school. Bunbury has a catholic high school for young people between 11 and 18. Year 7 to year 12.

Technical college offering courses in a wide variety of subjects from, hairdressing, tourism to administration.