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.

Australian Government Mobile Service Centre
Australian Government Mobile Service Centre
13 Jul 2018

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre will be visiting Darkan on Tuesday, 24 July 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm and will be parked opposite Fleay’s Store Supermarket, Burrowes Street Darkan.

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Corporate and Community Plans Revised 02 Jul 2018

The Shire has recently completed a review of their Corporate and Community Plans.

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Bunbury Bus Trip 30 Jun 2018

The Shire of West Arthur is providing a bus service from Darkan to Bunbury on August 22nd and December 5th . The bus will depart at 8.30am and return at approximately 4.30pm. Cost will be $15 per person.

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Public Meeting 30 Jun 2018

Future of the new section of the Arthur River Hall on July 25th, 7pm at the Arthur River Hall

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