Collie, named after the river on which it is situated, is located 59 kilometres (37 mi) inland from the coastal city of Bunbury. The town is surrounded by dense jarrah forest, and is a popular spot for watersports on the nearby lakes and dams. Collie has a strong mining history, as the only coalfields in Western Australia. After the town was discovered in the early 1880s, the coal fields were developed in the 1890's, with the townsite surveyed and gasetted in 1897. Tourist attractions at Collie include the Steam Locomotive Museum, Collie Museum, Minninup Pool and Wellington Dam. Collie also hosts the Collie Motorplex, one of Western Australia's few permanent motorsport venues outside the Perth metropolitan area.

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Built in a traditional Norman style the church has superb brass candlesticks and an altar crucifix which reputedly date from the seventeenth century. In the Sanctuary is a large mural which took 8 months in 1922 to paint.

6km west of Collie township is Black Diamond, an old open cut coal mine now utilised as a crystal clear swimming hole. The lake is 750 metres in length and virtually sits on the banks of the Collie River, which flows just metres beyond the far end…

Originally the Roads Board building in Collie, the original timber building is still in place (built 1906) whilst the モnewヤ brick building was built next to it in 1930. The museum contains memorabilia from the Collie region and in particular mining…

The Collie Motorplex caters for cars, bikes and kart racing. Facilities include 1.6km race circuit, 1/8 mile club level dragstrip, burnout pad and area for hill climbs. An extensive road network throughout the motorplex would make it ideal for…