The port city of Bunbury is the third largest city in WA after Mandurah and Perth. It is 175km (about 2 hours drive) south of Perth's CBD. The port services the farming and timber industries of the south west.
Bunbury is a bright and bustling city almost entirely surrounded by water. It has a population of almost 33,000 and has a climate similar to Perth, with hot sunny summers and relatively mild, wet winters.
Bunbury boasts more than 80 restaurants and cafes and is situated at the heart of the Geographe Wine Region. There are two major shopping centres, numerous department stores, an ever-growing home-maker precinct and several unique stores and boutiques. Specialty boutiques and attractive shop-fronts mix it up with alfresco dining in the main street. There are also large shopping centres or Marlston Waterfront where exclusive residential apartments sit around an attractive market square.
Bunbury is accessible by public rail and coach services, or chartered flights. There are regular scheduled flights to Perth from all Australian capital cities, along with connections to Perth from most countries via major hubs including Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Bangkok.
Trains arrive and depart from Wollaston train station (an inner suburb of Bunbury) every day. Bunbury Visitor Centre is the main bus station for Bunbury City Transit services. It is also a stop for Transwa and South West Coach Lines bus services. There are several town service routes with Bunbury City Transit.
St John of God Hospitaland Bunbury Regional Hospital are combined on one large health ‘campus’.
Bunbury has a primary school, high school and Catholic college.