Albany Tourism, Australia

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Albany /ˈælbəni/ is a port city in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, 418 km SE of Perth, the state capital. Albany is the oldest permanently settled town in Western Australia, predating Perth and Fremantle by over two years. At June 2015, Albany's estimated urban population was 33,970, making it the state's sixth-largest population centre. The city centre is at the northern edge of Princess Royal Harbour, which is a part of King George Sound. The central business district is bounded by Mount Clarence to the east and Mount Melville to the west. The city is in the local government area of the City of Albany. Albany was founded on 26 December 1826 as a military outpost of New South Wales as part of a plan to forestall French ambitions in the region. To that end, on 21 January 1827 the commander of the outpost, Major Edmund Lockyer, formally took possession of the western third of the continent for the British Crown. The area was initially named Frederick Town in honour of Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany. In 1831, the settlement was transferred to the control of the Swan River Colony and renamed Albany by Lieutenant-Governor James Stirling. During the last decade of the 19th century the town served as a gateway to the Eastern Goldfields. For many years, it was the colony's only deep-water port, having a place of eminence on shipping services between Britain and its Australian colonies. The opening of the Fremantle Inner Harbour in 1897, however, saw its importance as a port decline, after which the town's industries turned primarily to agriculture, timber and later, whaling. Today the town is a significant tourist destination and base from which to explore the south-west of the state, and is well regarded for its natural beauty and preservation of heritage. The town has an important role in the ANZAC legend, being the last port of call for troopships departing Australia in the First World War.

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Facts and Stats for Albany*

  • Pollution Statistics in Albany

    Know the pollution level of Albany before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 41.67 (Moderate)
  • Albany: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Albany for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Albany.

    • Burglary and Theft 45 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 30 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 35 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 30 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 35 (Low)
    • Drug offense 60 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 40 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 40 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45 (Moderate)
  • Living in Albany - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 58.44 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 97.39 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.92 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.63 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

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  • National Anzac Centre General Entry Ticket
    National Anzac Centre General Entry Ticket New on TripHobo

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    In 1914 over 41,000 service men and women left from Albany bound for World War I. For many this would be the last time they s...

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  • Full Day Tasting Tour with Lunch in Denmark from Albany
    Full Day Tasting Tour with Lunch in Denmark from Albany New on TripHobo

    Duration: 6 Hrs 30 Mins

    Spend 6.5-hours exploring Denmark, Western Australia, tasting local treats such as cheese and wine. Your drive/guide will ent...

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  • Bremer Canyon Orca Experience
    Bremer Canyon Orca Experience New on TripHobo

    Duration: 13 Hrs

    This new expedition is an all day experience as we discover and research the apex predator, theORCA at the Bremer Canyon an e...

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  • Half-Day Tour of Discovery Bay in Albany
    Half-Day Tour of Discovery Bay in Albany New on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins

    Spend 3.5-hours discovering Albanys historic whaling station, Discovery Bay. Your guide will take you through the native bush...

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