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.

Bridge Works - Darkan South Road August 3, 2018

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

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Bunbury Bus Trip July 31, 2018

The Shire of West Arthur is providing a bus service from Darkan to Bunbury on December 5th . The...

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Corporate and Community Plans Revised July 2, 2018

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

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Unit Available for Rent April 26, 2018

Two bedroom unit in Hillman Street available for rent for $139 per week. Please contact the Shire...

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