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.

Welcome to West Arthur Brochure

A3 Tourist Map and Guide

Review of Community Strategic Plan June 26, 2020

Council has recently completed a desktop review of the Community Strategic Plan.

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Adoption of Fees and Charges 2020/21 June 24, 2020

Fees and Charges proposed to be adopted as part of the 2020/21 Budget have been reviewed and any...

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Community Buddy Project and Activities April 3, 2020

Volunteers in our community are available to support community members at high risk of being...

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Shire Administration Office April 3, 2020

The Shire Administration Office is open during normal business hours, however we will be closed...

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