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Songs about Western Australia

This page lists a number of West Australian towns & locations, along with songs they have been mentioned in.

Population: 2,163,200. Capital city: Perth. Other notable locations: Broome, Fremantle, Kalgoorlie, Nullarbor

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songs about PERTH
Bridal Train Waifs
The bridal train leaves from Perth station
The Catalpa Traditional
Real McKenzies
So come all you screw wardens and gaolers, remember the Perth Regatta Day
Hot Pie And Tomato Sauce John Meillon
Hot pie and tomato sauce, from Perth to Sydney they all endorse
I Love Perth Pavement
A groovy scene in Australia, I will move, take my surfboard, maybe I’ll groove
I’ve Been Everywhere Scared Weird Little Guys
Wallabilla, Boggabilla, Cumbarilla… Perth
Mad Tight Bliss N Eso
Hey yo, Perth (what what), your style is mad tight
North Perth Richard Easton
 
Perth Richard Easton
I say look around, come on Perth is such a pretty town
Perth City Charlie Lankester & Friends
Wind was howling on Scarborough Beach, but you was outa reach
Servin’ USA Redgum
If everybody in Australia, Perth to Byron Bay, got on a jumbo, to California
Sleepy Little Deathtoll Town Panda Band
We got pretty neon veins and streets straight and wide, all the surfers look the same and all the suburbs go for miles
South Perth Bernie Hayes
 
Stuck In Boring Perth City Jeff Strong
Stuck in boring Perth city, living next to a swamp
We’re Flying High West Coast Eagles Football Club
We’re the Eagles, West Coast Eagles, and we’re here to show you why
   
 
   
 
songs about PERTH – APPLECROSS
Applecross Wing Commander You Am I
Applecross is not directly mentioned in the lyrics, but Tim Rogers went to primary school in Applecross
   
 
   
 
songs about PERTH – COTTESLOE
Western Waves Robert James
From Bondi to Cottesloe, I still hear you from these distant waves
   
 
   
 
songs about ALBANY
Sail The Nullarbor John Williamson
Well I saw the colour changes from Albany to Broome
A Brief History Waifs
Headed off from Broome, travelled through the Kimberley
   
 
   
 
songs about BEDFORD DOWNS
The Ballad Of Queenie & Rover Paul Kelly

Bedford Downs, Bow River, Lissadell, Wyndham, building fences, working as a stock man

   
 
   
 
songs about BROOME
Another Night In Broome Ian McNamara
 
Australia – The World’s Suburb TISM
Put all of Israel east of Broome, double the size, we’ve got the room
Back To Broome Ted Egan
I’m taking you back to Broome today, what’ll we do when we get to Broome?
Broome Love Theme Bran Nue Dae Gypsy Orchestra
Instrumental, from the soundtrack to the movie, Australia
The Drover’s Ballad Elton John
Oh his legend rode the winds from Broome to Darwin. From the soundtrack to the movie, Australia
Good Light In Broome Neil Murray
I said, ‘Really, what are you gonna do?’ He smiled and said, ‘There’s good light in Broome’
Sail The Nullarbor John Williamson
Well I saw the colour changes from Albany to Broome
Take It In Waifs
In her mind she’s still splashing round down on Cable Beach. Cable Beach is a beach in Broome
Welcome All To Broome John Williamson
A few days here I must presume to know enough about life in Broome
   
 
   
 
songs about BUNBURY
Marvellous 12th Man
From Bondi in the east to Bunbury in the west
   
 
   
 
songs about BUSSELTON
Busselton To Melbourne Meg O’Riley So I’m leaving Bussellton, going back to Melbourne, and you should have seen the smile on my face
Sons Of The Country Colin Buchanan
You’re from Come By Chance, Busselton and Crookwell
   
 
   
 
songs about COCKLEBIDDY
Don’t Call Wagga Wagga Wagga Greg Champion, Jim Haynes & Ted Egan
Cocklebiddy isn’t "Cockle"
   
 
   
 
songs about COOLGARDIE
An Aussie Bush Christmas Maurie Fields
The Coolgardie safe’s just loaded with beer, enough liquid amber to last til new year
Red Sand Cold Chisel
Way out back of the Coolgardie, round the turn of the century, two riders came out of the west, they were lookin’ for the colour of gold
   
 
   
 
songs about DANDARAGAN
Don’t Call Wagga Wagga Wagga Greg Champion, Jim Haynes & Ted Egan
Dandaragan isn’t "Dan"
   
 
   
 
songs about DERBY
A Brief History Waifs
Travelled through the Kimberley, Derby, Fitzroy, a night in Halls Creek
   
 
   
 
songs about FITZROY
A Brief History Waifs
Travelled through the Kimberley, Derby, Fitzroy, a night in Halls Creek
The Drover’s Boy Ted Egan
John Williamson
They drank their rum with the stranger who’d come from the Kimberley run, Fitzroy
Fitzroy Crossing Warumpi Band
Well you’re ever going back to Fitzroy Crossing
The Maryborough Miner Traditional

Gary Shearston
I came to the Fitzroy River all with my Bendigo rig. Traditional bush ballad dating back to the 1930’s
This Big Old Car Cold Chisel
Take us back across to Katherine to the Fitzroy River sands
Vegie Bill John Williamson
I’ll send him a card from the Fitzroy, he’ll show it around the Glengarry
   
 
   
 
songs about FREMANTLE
Bridal Train Waifs
Waited there in the Freo rain to climb upon the bridal train
The Catalpa Traditional
Real McKenzies
But the Yankee she tacked into Fremantle, and took the best prize of the lot
Dockers Anthem Fremantle Dockers Football Club
We’re the rollers, we’re the rockers, we’re the mighty Freo Dockers
Fremantle Cafe Sonny Rolfe
In the crowded cafe, freezing outside, nowhere to sit
Fremantle Harbour John Heyworth
 
Ireland Over Here Traditional
Slim Dusty
If you heard the Shannon bells in old Fremantle . Traditional bush ballad
Under The Sun Paul Kelly
Leaving South Fremantle in a Falcon panel van
   
 
   
 
songs about GERALDTON
G’day G’day Slim Dusty
It’s a greeting that you’ll hear across Australia, from Geraldton to Goulburn, Gundagai
That Changes Everything Adam Brand
Said I know a cray boat captain outa Geraldton, and I been thinkin’ I’d go down and work a spell
   
 
   
 
songs about HALLS CREEK
A Brief History Waifs
Travelled through the Kimberley, Derby, Fitzroy, a night in Halls Creek
   
 
   
 
songs about JERDACUTTUP
Jerdacuttup Man Triffids
Old and lonely, dirty and cold, I’m a Jerdacuttup man
   
 
   
 
songs about KALGOORLIE
Kalgoorlie Kevin Bloody Wilson
I’m from a place called Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, you’ve heard of Kalgoorlie? Jeez there’s some people live there never f*cking heard of the joint themselves!. Spoken word comedy routine from the Live In London album
Kalgoorlie Tim Rogers & The Temperance Union
And I’ll get what I left behind, and she’ll understand me in Kalgoorlie
Kalgoorlie Girl djangle
My friends all say I’m crazy to love a girl like that, they tell me that she’s been well used, guess that’s a fact, she’s my Kalgoorlie girl
Kalgoorlie Love Songs (ALBUM) Kevin Bloody Wilson
2002 comedy album, named after Kalgoorlie
The Kalgoorlie Mine Richard Leschen
I told him to move on, make tracks and then head on, straight to the Kalgoorlie Mine
The Kalgoorlie Two-Up School Song Kelly Newton-Wordsworth
 
King Of Kalgoorlie Slim Dusty
 
She’s A Good ‘N Kevin Bloody Wilson
They called the well-hung young goat-fucker from Kalgoorlie
   
 
   
 
songs about KIMBERLEY
The Ballad Of Queenie & Rover Paul Kelly

Queenie was born on the banks of the great Ord River, 1930, maybe

Bow River Cold Chisel
Ian Moss
Troy Cassar-Daley
First thing you know I’ll be back in Bow River again. As explained on the Cold Chisel website, Bow River is a small outpost between Kununurra and Hall’s Creek (in the Kimberley region)
A Brief History Waifs
Headed off from Broome, travelled through the Kimberley
The Drover’s Boy Ted Egan
John Williamson
They drank their rum with the stranger who’d come from the Kimberley run, Fitzroy
Edge Of The Kimberley Colin Buchanan
A couple of hours and you’re going to be on the edge of the Kimberley
Kimberley John Butler
You see Kimberly was special, a rare and wild soul, nearly every man who met her, their hearts she always stole
Kimberley Moon James Blundell
 
The Prettiest Girl In The Kimberley John Williamson
For one of their tribe belonged to me, the prettiest girl in the Kimberley
Vegie Bill John Williamson
If you’ve ever been to the Kimberley, just like old Vegie Bill
   
 
   
 
songs about KOORDA
Old Koorda Town Alex Watt & Roger Corbett
A part of me still planted there, waiting for rain in the dusty air, old Koorda Town I know I just can’t stay
   
 
   
 
songs about KUNUNNURA
A Brief History Waifs
Wyndham, Kunnunrra, Darwin we stayed for a while
She’ll Be Right Rolf Harris
Then I recovered it covered up in Kununurra frog spawn and couldn’t get the thing to work
Vegie Bill John Williamson
So I’m goin’ up there for the old bloke, Kununnura, to see his mate
   
 
   
 
songs about LAVERTON
Scorn Of The Women Weddings Parties Anything

Well I stood in the line, my screwdriver in hand, making aircraft out at Laverton

   
 
   
 
songs about LISSADELL
The Ballad Of Queenie & Rover Paul Kelly

Bedford Downs, Bow River, Lissadell, Wyndham, building fences, working as a stock man

   
 
   
 
songs about MEEKATHARRA
The Girls Of Meekatharra Ted Egan
Meeka girls are terrific girls, Meeka girls are all good sports
Living Next Door To Alan Kevin Bloody Wilson
They came down from Meekatharra in a burnt out blue FJ
   
 
   
 
songs about NORSEMAN
Window Down Alex Watt
Heading out to Norseman ‘cross the Nullarbor, lookin’ like the sky was about to pour
   
 
   
 
songs about NORTHCLIFF
Treat Yo Mama John Butler Trio

I got a couple of friends up in a tree in Northcliff, you know they’re doing their part

   
 
   
 
songs about NULLARBOR
Across The Nullarbor Charles Jenkins
I somehow found myself across the Nullarbor
Australiana Austen Tayshus
He said "Nullarbors me to tears, leave him at home"
Cross The Nullarbor Tommy Emmanuel    
Humpin’ My Bluey John Williamson
From WA along the Nullarbor and north to the black soil plains
Nullarbor Song Kasey Chambers
When the fire burns out here it’s brighter than the city lights
On The Nullarbor Charlie Boyter
 
Sail The Nullarbor John Williamson
Well I took my little kelpie and I sailed the Nullarbor
She’ll Be Right Rolf Harris
See I just got back from the Nullarbor Plain and me camera has had the sword
Singing In The Rain John Williamson
Out here in the Nullarbor singin’ in the rain
Ted Redgum
As a navvy on the line in Nullarbor, the Depression left its scars
This Train I’m On Greg Champion
Just take me north to Alice or across the Nullarbor
Western Waves Robert James
I can still see you there, across the Nullarbor to the western waves
Window Down Alex Watt
Heading out to Norseman ‘cross the Nullarbor, lookin’ like the
sky was about to pour
   
 
   
 
songs about PEMBERTON
Meeting In Pemberton Kalle Kjemtrup
 
   
 
   
 
songs about ROEBUCK BAY
Red Sand Cold Chisel
Passed him on to a pearl lugger that was Java bound outa Roebuck Bay
   
 
   
 
songs about SWAN VALLEY
Sail The Nullarbor John Williamson
And through the Swan Valley there’s banksias
   
 
   
 
songs about WALKAWAY
Sally Sonny Rolfe
About the life of a female convict in Walkaway, a WA town near Geraldton
   
 
   
 
songs about WARAKURNA
Warakurna Midnight Oil
Warakurna, cars will roll, don’t drink by the water hole
   
 
   
 
songs about WESTERN AUSTRALIA
The Catalpa Traditional
Real McKenzies
She sailed into Western Australia, and took six poor Fenians away
Fisherman’s Daughter Waifs
I’m just your regular West Australian fisherman’s daughter
I’m A Bogman Luka Bloom

I’d love to see Arizona or the West Australian sands, but my heart belongs to those precious wetlands

West Australian Woman Corey Colum A rainbow in the desert, you fill my heart and take my breath away, West Australian woman
   
 
   
 
songs about WHYNDHAM
A Brief History Waifs
Wyndham, Kunnunrra, Darwin we stayed for a while
The Ballad Of Queenie & Rover Paul Kelly

Bedford Downs, Bow River, Lissadell, Wyndham, building fences, working as a stock man

   
 
   
 
songs about WITTENOOM
Blue Sky Mine Midnight Oil
Protest song about the mining of blue asbestos in Wittenoom
Howl At The Moon Don Walker
He fires it of into the heart of the night and lays a strip of rubber from Adelaide to Wittenoom
Sail The Nullarbor John Williamson
And I saw the rusty Hammersley’s from a dusty Wittenoom