Live in the Pilbara

The Pilbara has been through a transformation over the past decade that has been nothing short of remarkable. The region is now characterised by high-quality regional living, with modern services and facilities that support strong and thriving local communities.

The Pilbara's main centres are the city of Karratha and the township of Port Hedland. Smaller surrounding towns include Newman, Tom Price, Onslow and Marble Bar.

The residential population of the Pilbara is 58,243, although an additional 25,000 people are estimated to be in the region for work at any one time. The Pilbara's Aboriginal population makes up 14 per cent of the total population, contributing to the diverse mix of cultures and nationalities in the region.

Whether you want to be close to nature, experience a sea change, explore unique landscapes or live in a friendly community, the Pilbara region is the place for you.

The Pilbara has a vibrant arts and cultural community across all art forms. The region is home to many practising visual artists, musicians, dancers and theatre artists. The Pilbara has major cultural facilities and events, including the Spinifex Hill Studio in Port Hedland, the Red Earth Arts Precinct in Karratha, the East Pilbara Arts Centre in Newman, the Cossack Art Awards, Spinifex Spree and much more. 

 The region has a long sporting history, and children's sports are a prominent feature of Pilbara weekends.

The diversity of the businesses and industries in the region offers people a range of employment and business opportunities. 

With many employment opportunities across several sectors, including mining, agriculture, health and trades, why not consider the Pilbara region area and enjoy a regional or sea change lifestyle?

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