Tom Price, Western Australia

Tom Price is a small town in the northwest of Western Australia. It is located in the Pilbara region on the southern edge of the Hamersley Range. It lies about 250 km inland and is the highest town in Western Australia with a height of 747 m above sea level.

Tom Price was founded in the 1960s as a mining town and has 2,721 inhabitants. The largest employer is the global mining company Rio Tinto Group, which a few kilometers outside the city operates a huge iron ore mine. This mine and the strong demand for commodities in recent years has made ​​sure that Tom Price is a very wealthy city today. The average income of employees of Rio Tinto is above the Australian average. Rio Tinto also attracts many young professionals in the city, making the average age of the residents of Tom Price is currently less than 30 years.

The village lies on the railway line Dampier - Tom Price - Paraburdoo that serves the removal of Erzgesteins.

Tom Price as a city is not very interesting from a tourist point of view, but offers some of the attractions in the surrounding area. The best known is certainly the Karijini National Park, which extends in an easterly direction to a few kilometers from the city. Another attraction is Mount Nameless. This mountain southwest of the city may be traveled by four wheel drive vehicles.