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.

Office Closure Over Christmas and New Years 08 Dec 2017

The Shire Office will be closed from 4.30pm Friday 22 December 2017 to 8.30am Tuesday 2 January 2018.

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Bush Fire Information 08 Dec 2017

The operation of harvesting machines and the movement of grain equipment in paddocks on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day is prohibited.

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Gym Membership Renewal 01 Dec 2017

Gym membership renewal is due. Online registrations are required.

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Darkan Swimming Pool 01 Dec 2017

Membership Registrations - Summer 2017/2018. Registrations Open.

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