North Bannister, Western Australia

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North Bannister
Western Australia
North Bannister is located in Western Australia
North Bannister
North Bannister
Coordinates32°32′17″S 116°28′41″E / 32.538°S 116.478°E / -32.538; 116.478Coordinates: 32°32′17″S 116°28′41″E / 32.538°S 116.478°E / -32.538; 116.478
Elevation337 m (1,106 ft)
LGA(s)Shire of Wandering
State electorate(s)Wagin
Federal division(s)O'Connor

North Bannister is a small town located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 94 kilometres (58 mi) south-southeast of the state capital, Perth along Albany Highway between Armadale and Williams.

The town's name honours Thomas Bannister who discovered the nearby Bannister River, a tributary of the Hotham River, in 1830 while leading the first overland expedition from Perth to King George Sound (now Albany). The name was applied to the river in 1832 by surveyor-general John Septimus Roe.[1]

The site of the original police station house and coach house on Albany Highway is now occupied by the Riverside Roadhouse, which is a stop on the Transwa bus services to Albany and Esperance.[2][3]


  1. ^ "History of river names – B". Western Australian Land Information Authority. Retrieved 25 March 2007.
  2. ^ GS1 timetable (PDF) (8 May 2018) and GE1 timetable (PDF) (20 November 2017). Retrieved on 14 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Threeways roadhouse closes | Bibbulmun Track".