Shire of Dundas

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This article is about the local government area in Western Australia. For the former local government area in Victoria, see Shire of Dundas (Victoria).
Shire of Dundas
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population 1,182 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.012685/km2 (0.032855/sq mi)
Established 1895
Area 93,179 km2 (35,976.6 sq mi)
Shire President Jacquie Best
Council seat Norseman
Region Goldfields-Esperance
State electorate(s) Eyre
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
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Website Shire of Dundas
LGAs around Shire of Dundas:
Coolgardie Kalgoorlie-Boulder Maralinga (SA)
Kondinin Shire of Dundas Outback Areas (SA)
Ravensthorpe Esperance Great Australian Bight

The Shire of Dundas is a local government area in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia. The shire covers an area of 93,179 square kilometres (35,977 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Norseman. Its territory lies between Norseman and the border with South Australia (including much of the Eyre Highway), and is between 700 and 1,500 kilometres (430-930 mi) east of the state capital, Perth.


In 1895, the Dundas Road Board was gazetted. It merged with part of Esperance to become the Norseman Road Board in 1918, but reestablished as Dundas in 1929. On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire Council following changes to the Local Government Act.[2]


Notable councillors[edit]

  • Emil Nulsen, Dundas Roads Board chairman 1929–1931; later a state MP

See also[edit]


  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 2.0), 31 May 2003.

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Coordinates: 32°11′46″S 121°46′41″E / 32.196°S 121.778°E / -32.196; 121.778