Albany, also known as Kinjarling, is a coastal town situated on the far south western tip of Western Australia. With a temperate climate, outstanding natural attractions and an unsurpassed lifestyle on offer, the small city and its neighbouring communities are drawing people from all over the world to settle.
Just over 38,000 people reside here, about 400 kilometres south east of Perth. The largest industry is health care and social assistance, with tourism and agriculture also playing an important role in the economy.
According to the City of Albany, archaeological excavations show Aboriginal people resided here up to 18,000 years ago. The Menang Noongar people of our community play an important role in broadening understanding of our country’s cultural and natural heritage.
Albany is well know for being the departure point of two troop convoys bound for the first world war, the first on 1 December 1914 and the second in late December 1914. This, among other reasons, meant Albany was chosen as home of the National ANZAC Centre.