Shire of Ravensthorpe
|Shire of Ravensthorpe|
Location in Western Australia
|Population||1,733 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.12789/km2 ( 0.33122/sq mi)|
|Area||13,551.1 km2 (5,232.1 sq mi)|
|Website||Shire of Ravensthorpe|
The Shire of Ravensthorpe is a local government area in the southern Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, about halfway between the city of Albany and the town of Esperance and about 530 kilometres (329 mi) southeast of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 13,551 square kilometres (5,232 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Ravensthorpe.
The Phillips River Road District was gazetted in 1900. On 1 July 1961, it changed name to Ravensthorpe and became a shire under the Local Government Act 1960.
As of the 2003 election, the Shire is divided into three wards:
- Ravensthorpe Ward (two councillors)
- Hopetoun Ward (two councillors)
- Rural Ward (three councillors)