Shire of Wagin

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Wagin, Western Australia.
Shire of Wagin
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population 1,975 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 1.01506/km2 (2.6290/sq mi)
Established 1887
Area 1,945.7 km2 (751.2 sq mi)
Council seat Wagin
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
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LGAs around Shire of Wagin:
Williams Narrogin Wickepin
West Arthur Shire of Wagin Dumbleyung
West Arthur Woodanilling Katanning

The Shire of Wagin is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 230 kilometres (143 mi) southeast of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of about 1,948 square kilometres (752 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Wagin. It is sometimes called "Broome of the south", after the holiday destination Broome in the Kimberley Region in Western Australia


The Arthur Road District was created in 1887, and was renamed Wagin in 1905. In July 1906 a separate Municipality of Wagin was created to serve the town, while the Road District continued to serve the surrounding area. In 1961 the Municipality was abolished, and a new Town Ward was created within the district.

On 1 July 1961, it became a Shire under the Local Government Act 1960.[2]


The shire was divided into wards until 1991, but wards were abolished and councillors now sit at large. As of 2014 there were 11 councillors.

Towns and localities[edit]


Year Population
1911 2,006
1921 2,323
1933 2,363
1947 1,734
1954 2,559
1961 2,627
1966 2,774
1971 2,427
1976 2,456
1981 2,397
1986 2,226
1991 1,932
1996 1,862
2001 1,725
2006 1,846


  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 3.0), 31 May 2007.

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Coordinates: 33°18′50″S 117°20′38″E / 33.314°S 117.344°E / -33.314; 117.344