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Esperance enjoys a moderate Mediterranean-like climate all year round. It is a regional port a developing district.

The town has a complete range of services including shopping, educational, medical, social and recreational facilities. It is a popular tourist destination and the area abounds in natural and manmade attractions. Our coastline is spectacular and unspoilt.

One of the greatest assets for Esperance is its National Parks. There are five in the region which comprise one-fifth of the total Shire area. Esperance also boasts the Recherche Archipelago which encompasses more than 100 islands and is protected by the status of an A-class reserve.

For further information download the 'Your Guide to the Best Beaches in Australia' brochure or contact the Visitor Centre on (08) 9083 1555.


Local Information

Area: Over 42,000 square kilometres 
National Parks and Reserves: Approx. 5,900 square kilometres 
Distance from Perth: 725 km (by road) 
Population: 14,242 (2013)
Median Age: 38
Families: 3,490
Children Aged 0-14 Years: 22.2% of population
People Aged 65 and Over:14% of population
Length of Roads: 4,853 kilometres 
Localities: Esperance, Bandy Creek, Beaumont, Boyatup, Buraminya, Cape Arid, Cape Le Grand, Cascade, Castletown, Chadwick, Condingup, Coomalbidgup, Dalyup, East Munglinup, Gibson, Grass Patch, Howick, Israelite Bay, Lort River, Merivale, Monjingup, Mount Ney, Myrup, Neridup, North Cascade, Nulsen, Pink Lake, Salmon Gums, Scaddan, Sinclair, West Beach, Windabout and Wittenoom Hills