Collie is a town in the South West region of WA, 213 kilometres south of Perth and 59 kilometres inland from Bunbury. It is near the junction of the Collie and Harris Rivers, in the middle of dense jarrah forest and the only coalfields in WA. Collie is just a 2-hour drive from Perth.

Collie has been WA’s most important coal mining town and has grown to become a major centre with a wide range of services to meet the needs of a growing population. The drive into Collie along the top of the Darling Scarp offers picturesque views of the surrounding jarrah forest, hills and farmland. In addition to its natural beauty, this town has a rich coal mining history that can be explored through a tour of the replica underground coal mine or a visit to the Coalfields Museum.

Collie has amazing blue lakes, fabulous mountain biking networks, beautiful walk trails, and plenty of scenic camping spots. Take the family to explore Wellington National Park, located 18 kilometres west of Collie and home to rare and unusual native animals including the chuditch, quenda, quokka, brushtail possum and woylie, a brushtailed bettong – most of whom are nocturnal.

The centrepiece of the park is the Collie River Valley, where the family can enjoy outdoor activities, such as camping, swimming, canoeing, cycling and water sports. The inland lakes are a highlight, especially the beautiful Black Diamond, which has risen to Instagram fame due to its vibrant colour, and Stockton Lake, Glen Mervyn Dam and Potters Gorge, which are popular with water skiers.

If you love the ocean, then you’ll appreciate Peppermint Grove Beach, only a short 5-minute drive from Capel. It’s the perfect secluded getaway, where white sand meets the crystal-clear waters of Geographe Bay. Peppermint Grove Beach is ideal for boating, sailing and surfing. You can also give beach fishing a go with plenty of fish, prawns and crabs along this stretch of coast.

Minninup Pool and Honeymoon Pool are popular camping and picnic area where visitors can go swimming, bushwalking, picnicking, canoeing, fishing and camping. Facilities include wood and gas barbecues, picnic tables, toilets and a viewing platform.

There are plenty of options for bushwalkers and mountain bike enthusiasts as the World-famous Munda Biddi Trail and Bibbulmum Track run through Collie. It is particularly beautiful in spring, as the trails are usually full of wildflowers. There is also a 9.5 km loop walk or mountain bike ride known as the Kurliiny Tjenangitj Trail within Wellington National Park.

If you’re an art enthusiast, you’ll relish the experience of exploring pages of a real-life storybook on the Collie Mural Trail, a vast outdoor gallery featuring murals by more than 30 Australian artists.

Collie has two major supermarkets, a range of gift and specialty stores and excellent medical facilities, including two medical practices and the Collie Hospital which has an emergency department.

Collie has five primary schools, Allanson Primary School, Fairview Primary School, Amaroo Primary School, Saint Brigid’s Catholic College and Wilson Park Primary School. The only high school in the town is Collie Senior High School.

The population of Collie is estimated to be 7,599. Of the families in Collie, 49.9% were couple families without children, 31.2% were couple families with children and 12.2% were one-parent families.

Annula growth of the suburb is sitting at 12.5%. based on settled sales as of 31 October 2022, the median land price in the suburb is $46,500 (

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