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.

Public Meeting 16 May 2018

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

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Bunbury Bus Trip 01 May 2018

The Shire of West Arthur is providing a bus service from Darkan to Bunbury on May 30th, 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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2018 Cultural Day 30 Apr 2018

Call for interest in Cultural Day 2018

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Unit Available for Rent 26 Apr 2018

Two bedroom unit in Hillman Street available for rent for $139 per week. Please contact the Shire Office for an application form or for further information.

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