Shire of Katanning

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Shire of Katanning
Western Australia
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Katanning shire offices, 2018
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Location in Western Australia
Population4,407 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density2.9022/km2 (7.5167/sq mi)
Area1,518.5 km2 (586.3 sq mi)
PresidentLiz Guidera
Council seatKatanning
RegionGreat Southern
State electorate(s)Roe
Federal Division(s)O'Connor
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WebsiteShire of Katanning
LGAs around Shire of Katanning:
Woodanilling Dumbleyung Kent
Kojonup Shire of Katanning Kent
Kojonup Broomehill-Tambellup Gnowangerup

The Shire of Katanning is a local government area in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, about 170 kilometres (106 mi) north of Albany and about 290 kilometres (180 mi) southeast of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 1,518 square kilometres (586 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Katanning.


The Katanning Road Board was gazetted in 1892. On 1 July 1961, it became a Shire following changes to the Local Government Act.[2]


In 1991, the Shire had not been divided into wards, with the 9 councillors sitting at large.

Towns and localities[edit]

Notable councillors[edit]

  • Frederick Piesse, Katanning Road Board member 1889–1896; later a state MP
  • Wesley Maley, Katanning Road Board chairman 1898; later a state MP
  • Arnold Piesse, Katanning Road Board chairman for 11 years; later a state MP
  • Alec Thomson, Katanning Road Board member 1911–1915, chairman 1913; later a state MP



  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.


  • Bignell, Merle (1981). A Place to Meet: a History of the Shire of Katanning Western Australia. Nedlands, WA: University of Western Australia Press for the Shire of Katanning. ISBN 0855642025.

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Coordinates: 33°41′13″S 117°34′30″E / 33.687°S 117.575°E / -33.687; 117.575