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.

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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Temporary Bridge Closures 12 Jan 2017

Glenorchy South Road Bridge will be closed from 23rd January for approximately 12 weeks. O'Connor Road Bridge will be closed from 13 March for approximately 3 weeks.

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Darkan Swimming Pool 15 Nov 2016

Membership Registrations - Summer 2016/2017. Registrations Open.

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