The Pilbara

The Pilbara is one of Australia’s top fifteen biodiversity hotspots, with an abundant range of fauna, flora and culturally-significant sites.

With an area of 502,000 square kilometres, the Pilbara bioregion provides much of Western Australia’s exports in petroleum, natural gas and iron ore. The region generates about 30 per cent of Australia GDP but contains only about two per cent of the country’s population.

The region includes some of the oldest rock formations (over 2 billion years old) and includes landscapes of coastal plains and mountain ranges with cliffs and gorges.