Live and work in Mandurah


Mandurah offers a lifestyle like no other, making it an extremely attractive location for people to live, work, learn and invest in.

Mandurah is a growing coastal city on the southwest coast of Western Australia, which is located less than an hour from Perth by car or train.

The city's population has exploded from around 30,000 to 90,000 over the last three decades, and that number is expected to grow to a 120,000 by 2036.

With the population boom came large infrastructure and residential developments and significant transport improvements, making Mandurah Western Australia’s largest city outside of Perth.

Mandurah is surrounded by an abundance of natural assets, including an estuary twice the size of Sydney Harbour, over 100 kilometres of coastline and foreshores, and more than 350 parks, reserves, and gardens.

People have come from across Australia and the globe to call Mandurah home. From young families to retirees, tradies to professionals, Mandurah offers opportunities for all.

Once you come here and get a taste of everything that is on offer, you will not want to leave.

Why Mandurah?

Mandurah is the lifestyle capital of Western Australia because of everything it has to offer without the big price tag.

When it comes to property, Mandurah offers something for everyone, from affordable options for first home buyers to upmarket canal homes. This, paired with unique amenities right on your doorstep, all in close proximity to Perth’s CBD, where else would you want to live?

No matter where in Mandurah you find yourself, you will be within ten minutes from a beach, foreshore, estuary, or river. Now that is hard to find anywhere else in the world.

In addition to our beautiful environment, we also have a range of great cafes, bars, and restaurants to choose from, and an endless list of tourism, recreation, and leisure pursuits. There really is something for everyone here in Mandurah.

One of the many things that make this part of the world so special is our community. You will find people who are always willing to lend a helping hand, community and resident groups working to improve their local areas, and people who love to socialise. Mandurah prides itself on being a connected, welcoming, and accessible community.

With waterways for days and a relaxed vibe, you will be able to holiday at home every day.

For skilled people, there are plenty of opportunities, from hospitality and retail to mining and professional roles. With an average commute of only 10 minutes to anywhere in the City, there is more time to do life in Mandurah.

The City of Mandurah is one of the main cultural ambassadors and project leaders for Mandurah. As one of the largest employers, we are always looking for skilled and talented people to join our organisation. Learn more about working at the City.

There are a lot of opportunities for young people in Mandurah and so many pathways to choose from. From kindergarten to university pathways, we have got you covered.

Mandurah is fortunate to have a variety of school options, from academic to vocational to cater to your child’s needs, both public and private.

Mandurah’s high schools:


  • Mandurah Catholic College
  • Frederick Irwin Anglican School
  • Mandurah Baptist College
  • Foundation Christian College


  • John Tonkin College
  • Halls Head College
  • Coodanup College
  • Coastal Lakes College

Within a train ride of Mandurah are some of WA’s top universities, including The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Murdoch University, and Edith Cowan University.

We also have the local presence of Murdoch University, specialising in health courses, as well as South Metropolitan TAFE, offering a wide range of course options and specialised training delivery.

With access to all these options, your kids and grandkids will have the choice to further their education without having to leave Mandurah.

Just 50 minutes by road or train from the Perth CBD, Mandurah is perfectly located to make the most of flexible working, allowing your staff the opportunity to maximise work life balance.

Businesses who are looking to relocate or open a satellite office in Mandurah will be able to lease a City Centre office for less than half of what you would pay in Perth, and a third compared to a Sydney CBD location.

Furthermore, Mandurah has an incredibly supportive business environment, and a local government that is easy to do business with.

In line with the eight Transform Mandurah opportunities, the City has a number of key land assets throughout Mandurah that have been identified for City Growth or Investment opportunities. If you are seeking to invest in Mandurah and are looking for a suitable location, check out the City's Property Strategy or Property Strategy - Land Asset Portfolio Summary for more information.

View Property Strategy   View Property Strategy - Land Asset Portfolio Summary

If you are interested in doing business in Mandurah, contact the Transform Mandurah team on 08 9550 3777 or send us an email.

Local stories

Mandurah locals talk about why Mandurah is a great place to live, work, learn and invest in.

In the first video, Craig Bloxham, Managing Director at BG&E Resources talks about the success of their Satellite office in Mandurah and why Mandurah is a wonderful place to live and work.


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