Weeds in Western Australia – Australia Collection


This is part 8 of our 8-part series on weed research in Australia. We’re talking about weeds in Western Australia, Australia’s largest state, and home to Perth, the world’s most remote city with a population of over 1 million.

In Part 7, we mentioned how sparsely populated South Australia is. Well, Western Australia is far less dense again, with an average of just 1.02 people per square kilometer. If Western Australia broke off from the rest of Australia, it would become the 10th largest country in the world, displacing Algeria, Africa’s largest country, from the top 10.

Previously, Western Australia had decriminalized personal marijuana use. However, this law was repealed in 2011. Now you may still be able to go to jail for marijuana in Western Australia. The chances of a few grams of weed for personal use are slim, but the possibility still exists.

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Weed laws in Western Australia

If you are caught with 10 grams or less of weeds in WA and this is for personal use only, you may be issued a Cannabis Intervention Request (CIR). A CIR is a form of drug version program, something you want to do when you have the option to. Finding bongs, pipes, etc. with traces of weeds can also justify a CIR.

If you’re caught holding weeds in Western Australia and you’re not getting a CIR, you can face one $ 2000 AUD fine and / or 2 years in prison.

Cannabis deliveries face up to 25 years in prison and / or a fine of AUD 100,000. Growing cannabis in Western Australia is also illegal.

WA weed tourism

Western Australia is a vast, often untouched area in the world. It does have some really amazing scenery, especially for those interested in a token (however, it’s still illegal so we don’t recommend it).

Western Australia is home to Lake Hillier, the pink lake that you have likely seen online. In the same area around Esperance, there are more white sand beaches than you could possibly visit.

Halfway up the state is Monkey Mia and its surroundings, a small town in the middle of nowhere where you can swim with dolphins. And a little further up you will find Broome, a town of around 16,000 people in the middle of nowhere. Top attractions in Broome include Cable Beach and Gantheaume Point, both not far from town.


Beth Edmonds