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.

Gym Membership Renewal 06 Oct 2017

Gym membership renewal is due. Online registrations are required.

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Darkan Swimming Pool 06 Oct 2017

Membership Registrations - Summer 2017/2018. Registrations Open.

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Children's Week 2017
Children's Week 2017
06 Oct 2017

Loose Parts Play - Children's Week 2017 Sunday 29 October 2017 - 10am Darkan Skate Park/Nature Play Area FREE for children 0 -15 yrs RSVP kgibbs@westarthur.wa.gov.au

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Local Government Elections - Results 14 Sep 2017

At the close of nominations, all candidates were elected unopposed. We welcome three new councillors, Julie McFall, Marie Lloyd and Alan Blencowe. Neil Manual and Kevin King are returning as councillors and Karlene Goss, Andrew Clarke and Rodney Hulse are retiring

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