Shire of West Arthur

General Community

Community Development

West Arthur Youth Advisory Committee

The Youth Advisory Council is a forum for young people to advise the Government directly about issues facing young people and ways to address these issues. The YAC is also able to source funding for development of facilities and/or events such as skateboard parks, concerts, education and employment activities.

West Arthur Youth Advisory Committee Information
Contact Shire Of West Arthur
Phone 9736 2222


Farmer Groups

Darkan & Districts Stud Breeders

Organise ram sales and field days.

Darkan & Districts Stud Breeders Information
Contact Roz Cuthbert
Phone 9862 9026

Pastoralists & Graziers Association

Is a farmer representative group. Represents farmers in the political arena. 2-3 dinner meetings per year with guest speakers.

Pastoralists & Graziers Association Information
Contact Wayne Duffield
Phone 9736 1132

West Australian Farmers Federation

Represents the interests of its farmer members and helps maintain their profitability. Local zone: West Arthur, Kojonup, Boyup Brook.

West Australian Farmers Federation Information
Contact Des O’Connell, Land Use Spokesperson
Phone 9863 1055

West Arthur trials group

Coordinates farm sustainability trials and workshops with the Shire of West Arthur and manages projects on biodiversity protection and invasive species control on productive agriculture within the Shire.

West Arthur Land Conservation District Committee Information
Contact Michelle Gooding or Janelle Smith
Phone 9736 2004

Local Heritage Groups

Arthur River Hall Committee

We are a body of local people who make sure the Hall is kept clean and tidy. It is available for hire for seminars, etc.

Arthur River Hall Committee Information
Contact Karynne Robinson
Phone 9862 6038

Duranillin Hall Committee

Manage the provision of a venue for meetings and functions for local and other outside groups or individually, to be self-supporting.

Duranillin Hall Committee Information
Contact Robyn Quill
Phone 9862 9010
Address Horley St, Duranillin

Duranillin Townscape

Meet Duranillin Hall.

Duranillin Townscape Information
Contact Sue Stock, Councillor/Spokesperson
Phone 9862 9046

Friends Of Nangip Creek

A small group of people with a wish to see Nangip restored to its former glory. We conduct informal busy-bees for patch burning, or just turn up to pull weeds.

Friends Of Nangip Creek Information
Lyn White 9736 1155

Lake Towerrinning Strategic Planning

Moodiarrup Sports Complex.

The Lake Towerrinning Strategic Planning Committee was responsible for the compilation of the Lake Towerrinning Strategic/Management Plan. The group consists of Shire, CALM, Dept of Transport, landowners, local business and Tourist Group. The main focus of the group now is to administer and update the plan.

Lake Towerrinning Strategic Planning Information
Contact Shire of West Arthur
Phone 9736 2222

Moodiarrup Hall Committee

Arthur River Rd, Moodiarrup.

Responsible for the upkeep of Moodiarrup Hall. Hall available for hire, comprising large room, chairs, tables, stove. Accommodates 150-200 people.

Moodiarrup Hall Committee Information
Contact Janette Whitaker
Phone 9863 1056

West Arthur Wildflower & Plant Group

The aim of the group is to create an Herbarium of pressed specimens of all flora within the Shire, both of native and introduced species, for public identification. The Herbarium is located in the Darkan Library, and is linked to the Perth Herbarium through the Regional Herbaria Scheme. Assistance with identification may be obtained by contacting either Val Crowley.

West Arthur Wildflower & Plant Group Information
Val Crowley 9736 1295
Lyn White 9736 1155


West Arthur History Preservation Group Information
Contact Alan Blencoe Lyn White Val Crowley
Phone 0402 080 166 (08) 9736 1155 (08) 9736 1295

2015 ANZAC Booklet

This booklet is to  commemorate and mark the centenary of the Great War. It has been compiled by The West of the Arthur Historical Society with a grant from the Centenary Local Grants Programme.

Click here to view:

Parent Groups

Darkan P&C Association

Aims to:

  1. Provide a community voice to the Education Department;
  2. Raise funds to improve the school facilities;
  3. Assist in the running of the school through its various committees, eg school bus, canteen, council, swimming pool, pre primary, sports, catering. Meets 3rd Thursday of month at DPS Library.
Darkan P&C Association Information
Contact Karen Prowse
Phone 9736 1008

Kids central

Memorial Drive, Darkan. The home for Children's Groups and Services, including Baby Cafe, Toy Library, Playgroup, Childcare and Creche.

Kids Central Information
Childcare Contact Kerry Keys
Phone 9736 1856
Playgroup Contact Renee Schinzig
Phone 0418 948 232
Toy Library Contact Mel Ewen 
Phone 0429 361 227

Religious Groups

Darkan Anglican Church Local Committee

Services held 2nd Sunday of month 7:30am and 4th Sunday of month 10:30am. Aims to bring the Word of the Lord to the people. To build a Christ centred community. Membership benefits - to have eternal life. Rectory – Williams, Ph: 9885 1174.

Darkan Anglican Church Local Committee Information
Marj Quartermaine, Treas Tel 9736 1053
John Sattler 9885 8024
Address Uniting Church, Hillman St, Darkan

St Mary's Catholic Church

Mass - First & third Sunday of month at 8:00am.

Aims to provide friendship and spiritual needs for the community. Father Tom from Collie Ph 9734 2183.

St Mary's Catholic Church Information
Address Arthur St, Darkan
Maureen South 9862 6187

Uniting Church

1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 9:00 am.

Uniting Church Information
Address Hillman St, Darkan
Pastor Arthur Pederick from Wagin 9861 1125
Denise Gooding 9736 1175

Voluntary Groups

The Bleat Newspaper

The Bleat Newspaper is a voluntary organisation to help provide information to the Shire of West Arthur. This includes advertising businesses, coming events, church rosters, community services, classifieds and other information of interest. Contact Helen Earnshaw for advertising information.

The Bleat is always looking for volunteers to help collate the paper & assist with typing (computer), coordinating, printing and assembling. If you would be interested in helping please contact the West Arthur CRC. The Bleat is issued every second Monday.

The Bleat Newspaper Information
Contact West Arthur CRC
Phone (08) 9736 2000
Advertising Information West Arthur CRC Website

Friends Of Collie To Darkan Rail Trail Group Inc.

The friends of the group was set up in August 2000 with the objective of constructing a trail for hikers, cyclists and horse riders along the disused railway line between Collie and Darkan. The group achieved these objectives with funds from the Lotteries Commission/Trailswest Funding Program, volunteer labour from its members and assistance from the Shires of West Arthur and Collie.

Now that construction is complete, the group will be responsible for maintaining the trail. Anyone wishing to assist in any way or to become a member, is most welcome.

Membership is $10 per annum and the group meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Buckingham Hall.

Friends Of Collie To Darkan Rail Trail Group Inc. Information
Contact Geoff Bunce, or Joanne Bunce
Phone 9736 1205

CWA — Arthur River

CWA — Arthur River Information
Address Arthur River Hall, Albany Hwy
Contact Janet Robinson
Phone 9862 6048

CWA - Darkan

Meet 1st Thursday of the month at 2:00pm.

CWA - Darkan Information
Address Coalfields Hwy, Darkan
Fay Bunce 9736 1223
Isobel Lutz 9736 1374
Adrienne Gillett 9736 1434

Darkan & Districts Apex Club

Darkan & Districts Apex Club Information
Tom Lloyd 9736 1281

Darkan St John Ambulance

Provides Ambulance transport, First Aid training, First Aid supplies.

Darkan St John Ambulance Information
Contact Wendy Cochrane/Chris Putland
Telephone 9863 1064/9736 3054
Address Hillman St, Darkan

Gardening Group

Meets once a month at designated local gardens.

Gardening Group Information
Contact Kathy Wharton
Phone 9862 9032

Lions Club Of West Arthur

Meet every third Tuesday of the month.

Lions Club Of West Arthur Information
Contact Sheena Fryer
Phone 9736 1114
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