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.

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Local Government Elections August 4, 2021

This year there will be 4 positions of Councillor up for election. The key dates to note are:

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Public Notice August 4, 2021

Ordinary council meetings - change of time

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Public Meeting - Heritage Register Review August 2, 2021

Public Meeting - Heritage Register Review Where: Shire Chambers, 31 Burrowes Street DARKAN When:...

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Update - Shire Road Conditions 12pm Monday 2 August 2021 August 2, 2021

The latest weather event over the weekend caused some minor issues to the Shire of West Arthur Road ...

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