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.

Notice of Public Advertisement of Planning Proposal January 21, 2019

The local government has received an application to use and/or develop land for the following...

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Darkan Sheepfest 2019
Darkan Sheepfest 2019
January 3, 2019

Second Saturday in February - See ewe there!

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Australia Day Breakfast - 26 January
Australia Day Breakfast - 26 January
January 2, 2019

Australia Day Breakfast & Awards Lake Towerrinning 8am - please BYO crockery, cutlery and chair

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Bridge Works - Collie South East Road December 17, 2018

Enviro Infrastructure has been engaged by Main Roads WA to complete maintenance and refurbishment...

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