Shire of Coorow

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Coorow, Western Australia.
Shire of Coorow
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population 1,085 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.25871/km2 (0.6701/sq mi)
Established 1962
Area 4,193.9 km2 (1,619.3 sq mi)
President Moira Girando
Council seat Coorow
Region Mid West
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack
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Website Shire of Coorow
LGAs around Shire of Coorow:
Carnamah Perenjori
Indian Ocean Shire of Coorow Dalwallinu
Dandaragan Moora Dalwallinu

The Shire of Coorow is a local government area located in the Mid West region of Western Australia, about 290 kilometres (180 mi) north of Perth, the state capital, and about 130 kilometres (81 mi) south of the city of Geraldton. The Shire covers an area of 4,194 square kilometres (1,619 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Coorow, with the largest settlement being Leeman.


Historically, the area was part of the Carnamah Road District. On 19 April 1962, the Shire of Coorow was created.[2]


The Shire has eight councillors, elected at large. Wards were abolished in 2003.



Year Population
1966 808
1971 912
1976 1,136
1981 1,253
1986 1,393
1991 1,526
1996 1,389
2001 1,338
2006 1,199
2011 1,067


  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 July 2007.

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Coordinates: 29°52′44″S 116°01′23″E / 29.879°S 116.023°E / -29.879; 116.023