Roebourne


About Roebourne

The townsite of Roebourne is located in the Pilbara region, 1563 kilometres north of Perth and 40 kilometres east of Karratha. The Pilbara region was first explored by F T Gregory in 1861, the area being regarded by Gregory as highly suitable for pastoral settlement. The first settlers arrived in the Roebourne area in 1863, and in 1866 the townsite of Roebourne was gazetted. The name of the townsite honours John Septimus Roe, Western Australia's first Surveyor General.

John Septimus Roe(1797-1878) was a naval officer, surveyor and explorer. He was born on 8 May 1797 in Berkshire, England, becoming a midshipman in the Royal Navy in 1813. In 1817 Roe was posted as a Master's Mate to the surveying service in NSW and took part in numerous coastal surveys. He became a Lieutenant in 1823. In June 1829 he arrived in WA to take up the position of Surveyor General (which he held for the next 40 years). Roe was influential in WA's development. Records of 16 journeys of exploration by Roe exist. He was responsible for inspiring the likes of John and Alexander Forrest and the Gregory brothers. He retired in 1870 and died on 28 May 1878.


Roebourne quick stats

  • Postcode

    6718

  • Population

    981

  • Local government

    Roebourne

229.3%
Sales growth
$275K
* Median sales price
-47.1%
Rental growth
$450pw
* Median rental price

Nearby suburb growth

-21.1%

Wickham

Suburb prices

Median price data last updated 1 March 2024 containing transactions for the 12 month period ending February 2024 Sales data is annual up to the latest completed month. Rental data is year-on-year 3-month rolling up to the latest completed month. Data in this graph is revised as more transactions are settled.
Source: Landgate/REIWA

Buy

$275,000

  • 3BR

    $275K

  • 4BR

    $190K

Rent

$450pw

  • 4BR

    $450pw

Median price data last updated 1 March 2024 containing transactions for the 12 month period ending February 2024 Sales data is annual up to the latest completed month. Rental data is year-on-year 3-month rolling up to the latest completed month. Data in this graph is revised as more transactions are settled.
Source: Landgate/REIWA


Upper and lower quartiles

Upper quartile

$295K

Median

$275K

Lower quartile

$190K

Time on market

House

Days

22

Unit

Days

51

Roebourne
Pilbara

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Schools

0.5km
9.8km
Wickham Primary School
  • Primary
  • Government
30.2km
Karratha Primary School
  • Primary
  • Government
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