Shire of Bruce Rock

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Bruce Rock, Western Australia.
Shire of Bruce Rock
Western Australia
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Bruce Rock shire offices, 2014
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Location in Western Australia
Population 996 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.36525/km2 (0.9460/sq mi)
Established 1913
Area 2,726.9 km2 (1,052.9 sq mi)
Mayor Stephen Strange
Council seat Bruce Rock
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
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Website Shire of Bruce Rock
LGAs around Shire of Bruce Rock:
Kellerberrin Merredin Merredin
Quairading Shire of Bruce Rock Narembeen
Corrigin Corrigin Kondinin

The Shire of Bruce Rock is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Merredin and about 250 kilometres (155 mi) east of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 2,727 square kilometres (1,053 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Bruce Rock.


Bruce Rock was initially constituted as the East Avon Road District in 1913. In 1918, it was renamed to Bruce Rock, and on 1 July 1961, it became a shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960. In 1999, the Ardath, Babakin, Kwolyin, Shackleton, Belka and Coordarin wards covering outlying areas of the Shire were replaced by 2-member South, West and East Wards, while the Central and Town wards covered other areas. Wards were abolished for the 2005 elections.[2]


The Shire is no longer divided into wards and the eleven councillors represent the entire Shire.

Towns and localities[edit]


Year Population
1921 2,431
1933 2,498
1947 1,897
1954 2,384
1961 2,291
1966 2,142
1971 1,694
1976 1,470
1981 1,410
1986 1,298
1991 1,164
1996 1,126
2001 1,051
2006 950


  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.

External links[edit]

Media related to Shire of Bruce Rock at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 31°52′52″S 118°08′53″E / 31.881°S 118.148°E / -31.881; 118.148