Fracking in WA

As at March 2016, close to 50 million hectares of Western Australia was covered in gas licences.

Exploration for shale and tight gas is currently focused across three regions of the state- the Kimberley, the South West and the Mid-West. No large scale production is yet taking place, though pilot production is already underway in the Mid West. (Click on the map for larger image).

Learn more about fracking and the risks it poses to WA's land, water and communities on our Risks of Fracking page.

Check out the status of the unconventional gas industry in WA's South West on the South West page.

Read more about fracking operations in the Mid West region on our Mid West page.

Learn about plans for unconventional gas development in the Central North of WA on the Gascoyne Region page.

Find out more about plans to frack the Kimberley on the stand alone Frack Free Kimberley website.