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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A3 Tourist Map and Guide

Caravan Park 28 day stays January 21, 2022

Darkan caravan park has 28 day stays in any three month period

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2022 Australia Day Breakfast
2022 Australia Day Breakfast
January 20, 2022

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Access to Shire Waste Sites January 20, 2022

All Community Members are advised that commencing 1 February 2022 there will be restricted hours of ...

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Road Closures January 18, 2022

Bunce-King Bridge closed from 7am Wednesday 19 Jan 2022 for 2 weeks.

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