Where is Western Australia

Western Australia is situated in the southern hemisphere, and dominates the western portion of the Australian continent - occupying approximately one-third of the country's total landmass.

Covering an area of 2.5 million square kilometres, the state's size is roughly equivalent to continental Europe.

Spanning the entire region between longitude 113 degrees to 129 degrees, and latitude 14 degrees to 35 degrees, the State is bound by 12,500 kilometres of coastline. To the west are the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, with the Timor Sea in the north and the Southern Ocean in the south.

To the east, the state is bordered by the arid outback country and famous goldfields of the Northern Territory and South Australia.

Getting here

The State's capital, Perth, is Australia's western gateway. It is accessible to most Asian gateway cities by air, making Western Australia an ideal destination to combine with Asian holidays.

As Western Australia's major international gateway, Perth is around 17 flying hours from London, 15 hours from Frankfurt, 10 hours from Dubai and South Africa, 7 hours from Hong Kong and approximately 5 hours from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

From Australia's east coast capitals, Perth is approximately 4500 kilometres by road, or four hours by air.

Broome, in the state's north west, is also a major gateway to the attractions of the northern region, and enjoys good air access from southern capitals.

Broome is also serviced with regular air services from the Northern Territory capital, Darwin, which lies approximately 1.5 hours east by air.