Shire of Denmark

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Denmark, Western Australia.
Shire of Denmark
Western Australia
Denmark LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 5,748 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 3.0902/km2 (8.0035/sq mi)
Established 1911
Area 1,860.1 km2 (718.2 sq mi)
Mayor Kim Barrow
Council seat Denmark
Region Great Southern
State electorate(s) Blackwood-Stirling
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
LGAs around Shire of Denmark:
Manjimup Plantagenet Plantagenet
Manjimup Shire of Denmark Albany
Southern Ocean Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

The Shire of Denmark is a local government area in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, about 55 kilometres (34 mi) west of Albany and about 420 kilometres (261 mi) south-southeast of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 1,860 square kilometres (718 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Denmark.


The Denmark Road District was gazetted in 1911. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following changes to the Local Government Act.[2]


The Shire is divided into three wards with varying number of councillors:

  • Scotsdale/Shadforth Ward (five councillors)
  • Town Ward (four councillors)
  • Kent/Nornalup Ward (three councillors)

Towns and localities[edit]


  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.

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Coordinates: 34°57′36″S 117°21′11″E / 34.960°S 117.353°E / -34.960; 117.353