Industry Profiles & Opportunities

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Find out more about the Gascoyne’s investment potential and key industries;


  • Australian Tourism Exchange 2019 – Western Australia will host the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) from April 8-12, 2019 and Tourism WA is developing an extraordinary familiarisation program for ATE delegates to showcase the very best of our State. Interested tourism operators – Contact Tourism WA
  • Australian Rural Leadership Program 2019/20 – The Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) has been developing stronger leadership within the communities and industries of rural, regional and remote Australia for over 26 years. Applications close on 30 September 2019. Interested individuals –  Contact Australian Rural Leadership Foundation
  • Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) 2018/2019 – FRDC is providing the opportunity for young industry leaders from the seafood industry to attend key seafood events around the world. Each bursary will be worth up to $7,000. Interested fishing industry individuals – Contact FRDC
  • Agriculture and Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Program – If you work in agriculture or aquaculture and you have a new idea, invention, technology or practice that you want to investigate, you may be eligible for the Agriculture and Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Program. Up to $30,000 is available to farmers and innovators in the sector for an entrepreneurship scholarship. Interested individuals – Contact the WA Department of Jobs, Tourism Science and InnovationEco

Economic profile

The Gascoyne, in the North West of Western Australia, captures more than 600 km of Indian ocean coastline and stretches about 500km inland. The coastal area incorporates internationally recognised features such as the Ningaloo Reef, the Shark Bay World Heritage AreaMonkey Mia, and Coral Bay. The hinterland includes the outstanding features of the Kennedy Range and Mt Augustus.

The Gascoyne region has a mid-subtropical climate and enjoys the reputation of the ‘sun’s winter home’ with around 320 days of sunshine each year.

The region boasts a diverse, balanced economy which is supported by a strong network of retail, administrative and trade services.

While many opportunities exist, attracting capital investment for infrastructure and business development remains one of the main challenges facing the region.

The resident population of 9561 is concentrated in the key centres of CarnarvonExmouthDenhamGascoyne JunctionBurringurrah and Coral Bay.

Sources: ABS, Dept of Fisheries WA, Dept Agriculture and Food WA, Tourism WA and Dept of Regional Development.