Manmanning, Western Australia

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Western Australia
Manmanning is located in Western Australia
Coordinates 30°51′S 117°06′E / 30.850°S 117.100°E / -30.850; 117.100Coordinates: 30°51′S 117°06′E / 30.850°S 117.100°E / -30.850; 117.100
Population 116 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1929
Postcode(s) 6465
Elevation 375 m (1,230 ft)
  • 170 km (106 mi) North East of Perth
  • 37 km (23 mi) East North East of Wongan Hills
  • 39 km (24 mi) North of Dowerin
LGA(s) Shire of Dowerin
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack

Manmanning is a small Wheatbelt town in Western Australia.

The name of the town is an Indigenous Australian word of unknown meaning. The word first appeared on charts drawn in 1907 and was the Indigenous Australian name of a soak located close to the townsite.

The townsite was originally a railway siding on the Ejanding North line and land was set aside for settlers in 1927. The townsite was gazetted in 1929.[2]

The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.[3]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Manmanning (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 October 2008. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – M". Retrieved 9 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "CBH receival sites" (PDF). 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2013.