Shire of Wyalkatchem
|Shire of Wyalkatchem
Location in Western Australia
|Population||535 (2011 est)|
|• Density||0.3353/km2 (0.8685/sq mi)|
|Area||1,595.4 km2 (616.0 sq mi)|
|State electorate(s)||Central Wheatbelt|
The Shire of Wyalkatchem is a local government area located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Its seat of government is the town of Wyalkatchem, about 190 kilometres (118 mi) northeast of Perth, the state capital.
On 18 June 1920, the Wyalkatchem Road District was created out of land previously administered by the Ninghan and Dowerin Road Boards. On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire of Wyalkatchem under the Local Government Act 1960.
The shire has no wards, and seven councillors. The shire president is elected from amongst the councillors.
Towns and localities
- "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 30 March 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
- WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.