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​​​Tourism is big business in WA. The industry generates 109,000 jobs and contributes $10 billion in visitor spend.​

Western Australia is Australia’s biggest State with one of the nation's strongest economies.

The capital city, Perth, is regarded as Australia's most globally connected city with particularly strong ties to our Asian neighbours, which places us ideally for investment.

In addition, Perth is undergoing the biggest transformation in 100 years – with billion dollar infrastructure projects in development. This includes a number of new hotel developments which are expected to enter the market over the next five years, as well as a $1 billion redevelopment of the Perth Airport.

WA's commercial environment encourages growth and prosperity. A stable supportive government, low sovereign risk, innovative government policies and transparent legal and regulatory processes contribute to its entrepreneurial culture.​​

Policy and planning

​Tourism WA has a planning advisory and referral role with a focus on strategic or high-profile tourism proposals.

A number of planning documents have been prepared to aid the assessment of tourism-related proposals. These documents also help guide strategic planning for tourism.

They include:

There are multiple public and private organisations such as Regional Development Commissions, Regional Tourism Organisations, tourism associations, local governments and local business/marketing associations that can help you with destination and product development.​

Why invest in WA 

Western Australia is Australia's biggest state with one of the fastest growing economies.

Investment opportunities 

​​​​​There are a range of tourism development opportunities across Western Australia.

Major infrastructure projects 

Access resources which provide information about the latest developments and major projects taking place.

Help for investors 

Key government agencies involved in investment or development in Western Australia.

Last Reviewed: 2017-06-28