The Mid West extends from Dandaragan in the south to Exmouth in the north, Meekatharra in the north east, and to Sandstone in the east. It covers an area between 500,000 and 600,000 square kilometres (larger than Victoria), and serves communities as diverse as the City of Geraldton, wheat belt areas, fishing centres, mining communities and remote towns and settlements.
More than 50,000 people live in the Midwest Education Region, of whom around 10,000 are students attending schools. Nearly 20 per cent of the school population are Aboriginal.
The Midwest Education Region nearly matches the boundary of Yamaji country. Yamaji (or Yamatji) is the collective name for Aboriginal people, country, and region of the Murchison and Gascoyne areas.
The region comprises nineteen local government authorities including the City of Geraldton which is the region’s major commercial, administrative and service centre.