Shire of West Arthur

About The Shire

Six Mile CottageThe Shire of West Arthur, located in the State's 'Central South' Region, is 2,850 square kilometres and encompasses the townsites of Darkan, Duranillin and Arthur River. Darkan is the administrative centre for the Shire of West Arthur.

The Townsite of Darkan is situated on the Coalfields Highway, 204 kilometres from Perth. It can be reached by road along Albany Highway, via Williams or Arthur River, and is a comfortable 2 ½ hour drive from Perth. It is 60km from Collie, 74km from Narrogin and 115km from Bunbury.

Darkan is a quiet country town situated in a prosperous mixed farming area with a local population of approximately 250 people. Local industries include wool, sheep, timber, grain, forestry, beef, engineering and earthmoving.

How Digital is the Shire of West Arthur September 11, 2018

The Shire of West Arthur believes that building a strong digital capability and accessibility...

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How Digital is the Shire of West Arthur September 11, 2018

The Shire of West Arthur believes that building a strong digital capability and accessibility...

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Bridge Works - Darkan South Road August 3, 2018

Enviro Infrastructure has been engaged by Main Roads WA to complete maintenance and refurbishment...

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2018 Cultural Day August 1, 2018

Call for interest in Cultural Day 2018

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