Western Australia
Collie is located 213 kilometres south of Perth, and 59 kilometres from Bunbury, close to the junction of the Collie and Harris Rivers.

The area has a resident population of about 7000 and covers 433 square kilometres, with an average elevation of approximately 194 metres above sea level.

The town is mainly known as a coal producing centre. As Western Australia's only coal mining town it plays a significant role in the provision of electricity for the state. The Muja Power station is located east of the town, while to the west of town the Wellington Dam is a popular fishing, swimming and boating location.

Underground mines ceased to operate in Collie in 1994, with  all mining operations now conducted using the open cut method. The extracted coal is used primarily for power generation, with the mines supplying both Muja and Collie Power Stations. The Collie townsite, the river walk, the tidy streets, and the well laid out parks and gardens, each combine to demonstrate the local community's pride in the town.

A range of associations operate in the town for both junior and senior sporting activities. These include Soccer, Basketball, Aussie Rules, Shooting, Motorsport, Pony, Hockey and Cycling clubs.

The Collie Show is organised and operated by the Collie Agricultural Society and takes place each year in mid November.

Nearby schools
Allanson Primary School
Amaroo Primary School
Collie Senior High School
Fairview Primary School
St Brigid's School
Wilson Park Primary School

Local community organisations
Collie Eagles Football Club

Nearby places
Australind  Bunbury  Darkan

Connections to the National Broadband Network are due to be available in Collie after September 2015. Learn more.

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Collie River lower weir.
The Collie River
Copyright EsKay. Courtesy of Panoramio.