Shire of Gnowangerup

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Gnowangerup, Western Australia.
Shire of Gnowangerup
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population 1,271 (2011)[1]
 • Density 0.29780/km2 (0.7713/sq mi)
Established 1912
Area 4,268 km2 (1,647.9 sq mi)
President Keith House
Council seat Gnowangerup
Region Great Southern
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
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Website Shire of Gnowangerup
LGAs around Shire of Gnowangerup:
Katanning Kent Kent
Broomehill-Tambellup Shire of Gnowangerup Jerramungup
Cranbrook Plantagenet Albany

The Shire of Gnowangerup is a local government area in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, about 120 kilometres (75 mi) north of Albany and about 370 kilometres (230 mi) southeast of the capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 4,268 square kilometres (1,648 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Gnowangerup.


Gnowangerup was initially gazetted as a road district on 26 January 1912, taking in sections of Broomehill and Tambellup. On 23 June 1961, it became a shire following changes to the Local Government Act. On 4 June 1982 the eastern half of the Gnowangerup shire was excised to form the Shire of Jerramungup.[2]


In 1999 the Shire was divided into four wards:

  • Borden Ward (two councillors)
  • Gnowangerup Ward (three councillors)
  • Ongerup Ward (two councillors)
  • Rural Ward (two councillors)

Since 2007, when the ward system was discontinued, all councillors have been elected at large from the Gnowangerup district.[3]

The Shire President is chosen from amongst the councillors.

Towns and localities[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Gnowangerup (S)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Municipality Index" (pdf). Municipality Boundary Amendments Register. WA Electoral Commission. 31 May 2003. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Ljiljanna Ravlich, Minister for Local Government (5 April 2007). "Shire of Gnowangerup (Discontinuation of Ward System) Order 2007". Government Gazette. Government of Western Australia State Law Publisher. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 33°56′17″S 118°00′29″E / 33.938°S 118.008°E / -33.938; 118.008