Broadacre farming and livestock are the backbone of the Great Southern economy. The regional economy also features plantation timber and associated products. Primary production feeds into the rest of the regional economy such as manufacturing and freight services.
Primary Production Statistics
Estimated regional output
Estimated agriculture, forestry and fishing output
Our Region The Great Southern is one of nine regions in Western Australia, taking in several hundred kilometres of the State’s pristine southern coastline. Our region’s geography includes ancient mountain ranges, deep forests, productive farmland, and breathtaking coastal scenery. View All Regions
Our Focus We focus on the Great Southern’s people, and its economy, culture and natural environment. We aim to create a stable and diverse economy, promote and support regional liveability, and strengthen our communities. Find out more
Our Support One of our key roles is advocating for and supporting strategically important regional projects, including through funding programs. We administer various grant programs as determined by the State Government. Find out more