Shire of Meekatharra

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Meekatharra, Western Australia.
Shire of Meekatharra
Western Australia
Meekatharra LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 1,521 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.015091/km2 (0.039085/sq mi)
Area 100,789 km2 (38,914.9 sq mi)
President Norm Trenfield
Council seat Meekatharra
Region Mid West
State electorate(s) North West
Federal Division(s) Durack
Website Shire of Meekatharra
LGAs around Shire of Meekatharra:
Ashburton East Pilbara East Pilbara
Upper Gascoyne Shire of Meekatharra Wiluna
Murchison Cue Sandstone

The Shire of Meekatharra is a local government area in the Mid West region of Western Australia, about halfway between the town of Port Hedland and the state capital, Perth, Western Australia. The Shire covers an area of 100,789 square kilometres (38,915 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Meekatharra.


The Meekatharra Road District was gazetted in 1909, and became a shire on 1 July 1961 under the Local Government Act 1960.[2]


The shire is divided into three wards:

  • Town Ward (five councillors)
  • Nannine Ward (two councillors)
  • Peak Hill Ward (two councillors)

Towns and localities[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 3.0), 31 May 2007.

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Coordinates: 26°35′35″S 118°29′28″E / 26.593°S 118.491°E / -26.593; 118.491