418 km south-east of Perth is the port city of Albany. Settled in 1826, two years before Perth and Fremantle, by the NSW military, the town was a deterrent for French ambitions in the area. It became the jumping point for the declaration of formal possession by the British Crown in 1827. The town was known as Frederick Town, in honour of Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, until Lieutenant-Governor James Stirling renamed the town in 1831.
Albany was the last port of call for troopships departing Western Australia for World War I. Famous for its natural beauty and preservation of heritage, Albany is home to many historical buildings and the National Anzac Centre.
The Transwa coach stop is located next to the old railway station near the waterfront—constructed in 1888. An iconic structure and heritage listed, it is often included in pictures of Stirling Terrace and Albany jetties.
GS1 East Perth to Albany via Williams and Kojonup
GS2 East Perth to Albany, Gnowangerup and Katanning via Northam and Narrogin
GS3 East Perth to Albany via Bunbury and Walpole
GE4 Albany to Hopetoun via Ravensthorpe