Located on Western Australia's southeast coast, extending from Munglinup to Israelite Bay and north to the Daniell rail siding, Esperance Shire is a nature-lover's paradise. Fringing the Great Australian Bight with gentle bays, spectacular cliffs, wildflower country and untouched national parks, the shire presents a holiday destination like no other.

The region is most noted for its white-sand beaches (namely Lucky Bay), Cyclops wave break (said to be the world’s heaviest wave), stunning Recherche Archipelago, Stonehenge replica, and as the site, where on 11 July 1979 the NASA Skylab Space Station re-entered Earth's atmosphere.

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Languages English
Electricity 220-240v 50Hz
Currency Australian dollar ($)
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Population 13,477
Time Zone GMT + 8
Area 44,336 sq km

Esperance and the South Coast feature a good selection of dining establishments. Restaurants of all characters and cuisines – covering everything from a la carte to takeaways, seafood to pizza, and cafes to pubs – pockmark the downtown area, located on or in close proximity to The Esplanade.

The region’s food scene can also be enjoyed through the Esperance Growers' Market. Held twice a month on Dempster Street, the fresh food market encourages the sale and purchase of local produce to promote health, wellbeing and sustainable lifestyle choices for the benefit of the community and environment. Gardeners, growers and hobby farmers sell goods like fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, flowers, herbs, grains, bread, cakes and preserves.


Esperance caters to its reputation as one of Western Australia’s fastest growing towns with a sound business community. Goods and services suppliers provide for almost every need of the town’s rising population.

Located in the heart of the shire, on the corner of Windich Street, the fully enclosed Esperance Boulevard is the region’s main shopping hub – anchored by Woolworths and Target, and home to 16 specialty stores, including popular national retailers and food and service providers, plus a number of home-grown local operators.

A handful of shops can also be found nearby, close to the water, on the blocks made up by The Esplanade and Dempster Street.