City of Karratha, WA

Located in the dynamic Pilbara region of Western Australia, the City of Karratha, is fast transitioning from a mining town into sustainable, economically diverse port city and capital of Australia’s North West. In the last decade the City of Karratha has been a powerhouse of economic growth for Western Australia and the nation. Its extensive resource exports have resulted in the City of Karratha being recognised as one of the largest LGA economies in Australia. The City of Karratha has worked closely with all levels of government and business partners to undertake a range of initiatives that have unlocked opportunities, created jobs and transformed the City into a far more attractive place to live, work and invest.

Karratha is one of the largest and fastest growing towns in the north of Western Australia and is known as ‘Munjaree’, the heart of the West Pilbara Coast. Its size and central location makes it the ideal base for exploring the delights of Millstream-Chichester National Park, Karijini National Park, Dampier Archipelago, Point Samson Peninsula and the Burrup Peninsula. The amazing Ningaloo Reef is also just 350 kilometres to the east. Located 1,535 kilometres north of Perth, Karratha is also the administrative centre for the City of Karratha and local headquarters for many Federal and WA State Government departments. Home to the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people the City also contains the largest collection of indigenous rock art in the world; up to a million estimated individual pieces dating back over 30,000 years.