FIFO & Long Distance Commuting

The lifestyle on offer in the City of Busselton is an attractive drawcard for workers and families who are involved in fly-in, fly-out and other forms of long distance commuting, and have a greater flexibility to choose where they live.

The City supports local residents and families involved in long distance commuting, acknowledging the employment and economic input to the district as well as the work life balance and quality family experience that this can provide.

However as long distance commuting carries its own unique set of challenges, the City encourages workers and their families to be active and involved within their community to build connections, support and resilience.

For all residents, links to community information, services and contacts can be found here.

The following specific programs and support services are available to long distance commuting workers and their families – please contact agencies for their current offerings and availability:


Program/ Service



FIFO - DIDO South West Support Group

Facebook group/ social group offering peer support, advice and activities

Kristiana 0419 097 586 or

Link to facebook group below

Busselton Family Centre

Activities and programs for families and kids, child health centre, links to emergency care and FIFO/ LDC family support services.

Rilla Beresford (08) 9752 3550

Find us on Facebook

FIVE Busselton (DADAA & Rio Tinto partnership)

Community arts project and workshops for Busselton FIFO families and friends. No need to be an artist - just a willingness to try something new! (Sep to Nov 2013)

Jacqueline (08) 9430 6616

Click here

Flyer attached at the bottom of this page

Other services and programs, while not specific, have been nominated as ‘FIFO Friendly’:


Program/ Service



South West Coach Lines

Coach service to Perth Airport 

Busselton booking office
(08) 9753 7700

Click here

Busselton Child Care Centre

Occasional child care service 

(08) 9752-1706

 Click here

Capecare Community Day Centre

Intergenerational Play Group - 'Tickles' & Aged Respite Care services

Marg Brash  (08) 9750 2077

 Click Here

Other Information & Contacts:

South West FIFO Support Group 
Busselton Regional Airport (FIFO information at the bottom of this page)
FIFO Families website
Mining Family Matters website
Rio Tinto Busselton Office (08) 9754 4613
Curtin University Study into Long Distance Commuting
FIFO Symposium Report