Western Australia
Carnarvon is located approximately 900 kilometres north of Perth on the Indian Ocean coast at the mouth of the Gascoyne River. The Shark Bay world heritage area is located to the south of the town.

The town is located to the south of Ningaloo Reef and it is the only location in Australia where a desert reaches to the sea.

The region is home to more than 9000 people.

The major industries in the area include agriculture, forestry & fishing (prawn, scallops, crabs and fish). Pastoral (sheep, cattle and goats), agriculture (mainly bananas and tomatoes).

More than 70 banana plantations cover in excess of 350 hectares of land and produce over 4,000 tonnes of bananas each year, plus Carnarvon provides up to 60% of Perth's winter vegetables. Also, salt mining operations at Lake MacLeod, and tourism which is a continually growing industry.

The annual average rainfall in Carnarvon is 233mm (9 inches) which falls between May and July. The area enjoys a mild climate with warm sunny winters and mild summers.

Nearby schools
Carnarvon Christian Parent Control School
Carnarvon Primary School
Carnarvon School Of The Air
Carnarvon Senior High School
East Carnarvon Primary School
St Mary Star Of The Sea Catholic School

Nearby places
Coral Bay  Karratha  Kalbarri  Exmouth  Shark Bay

Connections to the National Broadband Network are due to be fully available throughout Carnarvon by June 2015. Learn more.

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Robinson Street
Robinson Street, Carnarvon
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