Though many European maritime explorers encountered Geraldton or were even wrecked on the Islands of Houtman Abrolhos 60 km (37 mi) west of Geraldton in the 17th and 18th centuries, there seems to be no evidence that any made landfall near the site of the current town. The 1st European to explore the area was George Grey in year 1839. A decade later the explorer Augustus Gregory travelled through the area. He discovered lead on the Murchison River and the mine which was subsequently established was named Geraldine after the Governor Charles Fitzgerald. The town of Geraldton was declaredin year 1850.
The original port of Geraldton has been dredged to a depth of 9.4m at the berths, which is suitable for ships of 64,000 metric tons deadweight (DWT). In 2009 the Western Australian Government gave the go-ahead for a new deepwater port at Oakajee, about 25 km north of Geraldton. This port will serve the mining industry, especially iron ore. Geraldton has great dive sites, such as the South Tomi, sunk in 2004 and trips out to the islands are available through the city's only dive shop, Batavia Coast Dive Academy. These waters are said to be some of the best in the world, especially in Australia, often having over 40m visibility Geraldton is serviced by most mobile phone companies such as Telstra, Vodafone and Optus. Telstra and Vodafone provide 3G network services. Coverage of Optus and Vodafone is very poor in Geraldton and is next to unusable on the outskirts of the city. The Geraldton-Greenough Regional Library is open seven days a week and provides access to knowledge, information and works of imagination to the community. It also provides free access to the Internet and is a WiFi hotspot.
The Australian Defence Satellite Communications Station (ADSCS) is situated at Kojarena, inland very close Geraldton. The ADSCS is part of the US signals intelligence and analysis network called ECHELON. The station has 4 satellite tracking dishes which intercept communications from Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Indian and Pakistani regional satellites and international communications satellites (INTELSATs and COMSATs), throughout the Indian Ocean and South-East Asian contries as well. Staff are drawn from the U.S. National Security Agency and the Australian Defence Signals Directorate, and the site is operated under the UKUSA Agreement. On 15th February 2007, it was announced that a new US military communications base would be built in Geraldton, after three years of secret negotiations between the US and the Australian Federal Government.
One of Geraldton's public high schools, John Willcock College, became the first in Australia to have a laptop programme in 2003, commencing with 60 laptops being provided to Year 8 students. John Willcock College caters for students in Years 8 and 9 with Geraldton Senior College catering for Years 10, 11, and 12. In 1970, Ernie Dingo came to Geraldton where he boarded at John Frewer Hostel for three years whilst attending Geraldton Senior College. Some of the private schools include: Nagle Catholic College, Geraldton Grammar School and Strathalbyn Christian College.
Port Geraldton has a public bus service run by TransGeraldton and is connected to Perth City with coach services N1, N2 and N3 provided by TransWA Western Australia. Skywest Airlines provides services from Geraldton Airport; Moreover, the airport is also used for general aviation.
The Port Geraldton Bathroom warehouse has a complete stocks of bathroom vanities, accessories, spa, baths, showers, cabinets, etc. we offer free delivery across Mt Gambier and across Mt. Schank and all over Adelaide and South Australia region.