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.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2022 24 Apr 2017

The Shire of West Arthur is revising its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan. The plan describes how the Shire of West Arthur is working to make sure its services are accessible to everyone including people with disabilities.

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Community Alert - Tomato Potato Psyllid 05 Apr 2017

The Tomato Potato Psyllid is a quarantine pest of chilli, tomato, potato and other fruit and vegetables.

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Edith Brown Museum 15 Mar 2017

The interpretation plan for the proposed Edith Brown Museum is now available for review at the Shire office.

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Department of Water Working Collaboratively With Local Bush Fire Brigade Volunteers. 07 Mar 2017

The Department of Water has granted the Shire of West Arthur’s bush fire brigades five hand held radios to assist with firefighting activities.

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