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.

Citizen of the Year Awards - Nominate Now!
Citizen of the Year Awards - Nominate Now!
October 18, 2018

NOMINATIONS OPEN | Citizen of the Year Awards Do you know an outstanding community member, group...

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Remembrance Day Service October 17, 2018

West Arthur Remembrance Day Service at the Darkan War Memorial Sunday 11 November 2018

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Collie Darkan Rail Trail - Section Closed from 5 November October 17, 2018

Main Roads are commencing works near Bowelling. Coalfields Road and the Collie Darkan Rail Trail...

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Part Time Townperson/Gardener - Position Vacant October 17, 2018

The Shire is inviting applications for the position of part time townperson/gardener. Flexible...

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