Business Opportunities

Moora is a thriving country town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. It is the largest inland service centre between Perth and Geraldton. The town provides a wealth of services to a population catchment of 6000 residents within a 100km radius.

There is a growing population that are relocating to the Wheatbelt to take advantage of the semi-rural lifestyle, but who still want access to those services and facilities offered in metropolitan areas. This presents enormous opportunities for people looking to establish businesses of all kinds within the region.

Shire of Moora Business Directory

Government Agencies based in the Shire of Moora

Moora Chamber of Commerce

Investment Opportunities

The Shire of Moora is a dynamic and exciting part of Western Australia. We boast a very reliable rainfall area that supports many successful and leading Western Australian farming enterprises. In recent times the Shire of Moora has been "discovered" in its close proximity to the Capital City of Perth (only 172km to the South) and its accessibility through major road and rail networks including the Great Northern Highway, the Brand Highway, Midlands Rail Line and the Midlands Road being the most prominent.

Major industry within the Shire of Moora includes agriculture (broad acre crops, horticulture, cattle and sheep), tourism and hospitality, manufacturing, retail, education and health. Additional industries include concrete, mining of granite and silica and timber. Fresh ground water aquifers west of Moora position the district for increasing intensive agricultural, horticultural and value adding industries.

The Shire of Moora boasts new enterprise to our west with various horticultural enterprises such as two large citrus plantations and a tropical fruit orchard. Obviously this type of development in the vicinity of Moora as the regional centre means that there will be many opportunities for supporting infrastructure for these developments as well as new service opportunities with the forecast increase in population with staffing demands.

It is forecasted that approximately 100 new full time employees will be needed to staff these businesses over the next 5 years and there will also be substantial employment of a seasonal nature.

We are also in the centre of one of the most reliable oilseed and cereal crop growing regions and therefore some great opportunities for the development of biofuels including ethanol and biodiesel into the future.

If you are interested in investing in this Shire please contact our Chief Executive Officer, Alan Leeson on 9651 0000.

Useful Links

Small Business Development Corporation - Western Australia

Wheatbelt Development Commission

Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Western Australia

Directions WA

Heartlands WA

Supporting Small Tourism Businesses

Real Estate Agents - Local land availability