Shire of Denmark

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Denmark, Western Australia.
Shire of Denmark
Western Australia
Denmark LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 5,886 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 3.1643/km2 (8.1956/sq mi)
Established 1911
Area 1,860.1 km2 (718.2 sq mi)
President David Morrell
Council seat Denmark
Region Great Southern
State electorate(s) Blackwood-Stirling
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
Shire of Denmark Logo.jpg
Website Shire of Denmark
LGAs around Shire of Denmark:
Manjimup Plantagenet Plantagenet
Manjimup Shire of Denmark Albany
Southern Ocean Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

The Shire of Denmark is a local government area in the Great Southern region[2] of Western Australia, about 55 kilometres (34 mi) west of Albany and about 420 kilometres (261 mi) south-southeast of the state capital, Perth. The Shire of Denmark covers an area of 1,860 square kilometres (718 sq mi), and its seat of government is located in the townsite and locality of Denmark.


The Denmark Road District was gazetted in 1911. On 1 July 1961, the district became a shire following the passing of the Local Government Act 1960.[3]


The Shire of Denmark is divided into three wards with a varying number of councillors:[4]

  • Scotsdale/Shadforth Ward (four councillors)
  • Town Ward (three councillors)
  • Kent/Nornalup Ward (two councillors)


  • Denmark (extended to include residential portions of Ocean Beach on 5 July 2016)
  • Nornalup (created on 5 July 2016)
  • Peaceful Bay (created on 5 July 2016)



  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ This region is defined in the Regional Development Commissions Act 1993
  3. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.
  4. ^

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Coordinates: 34°57′36″S 117°21′11″E / 34.960°S 117.353°E / -34.960; 117.353