Shire of Exmouth

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Exmouth, Western Australia.
Shire of Exmouth
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population 2,570 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.3952/km2 (1.0236/sq mi)
Established 1964
Area 6,502.8 km2 (2,510.7 sq mi)
Mayor None
Council seat Exmouth
Region Gascoyne
State electorate(s) North West
Federal Division(s) Durack
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Website Shire of Exmouth
LGAs around Shire of Exmouth:
Indian Ocean Indian Ocean Ashburton
Indian Ocean Shire of Exmouth Ashburton
Indian Ocean Carnarvon Ashburton

The Shire of Exmouth is a local government area in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia, about 1,000 kilometres (621 mi) north of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 6,503 square kilometres (2,511 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Exmouth.


The Shire of Exmouth was formed on 1 January 1964 by splitting from the Shire of Carnarvon. The original council had five members.[2]


The shire was not divided into wards and the seven councillors sit at large.

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  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.

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Coordinates: 21°55′59″S 114°07′41″E / 21.933°S 114.128°E / -21.933; 114.128