Shire of Sandstone

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Sandstone, Western Australia.
Shire of Sandstone
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population 116 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.003528/km2 (0.00914/sq mi)
Area 32,882.2 km2 (12,695.9 sq mi)
President Bethel Walton
Council seat Sandstone
Region Mid West
State electorate(s) Kalgoorlie
Federal Division(s) Kalgoorlie
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Website Shire of Sandstone
LGAs around Shire of Sandstone:
Cue Meekatharra Wiluna
Mount Magnet Shire of Sandstone Leonora
Yalgoo Mount Marshall Menzies

The Shire of Sandstone is a local government area in the eastern Mid West region of Western Australia, about 740 kilometres (460 mi) northeast of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 32,882 square kilometres (12,696 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Sandstone.


Gold was found in the surrounding area in the late 1800s with the population of the district growing to 6,000 - 8,000 people during this time.[2]

The Black Range Road Board was gazetted in 1897, receiving some land from North Coolgardie in 1908, and Leonora-Mount Malcolm in 1930. On 1 July 1961, it was renamed Sandstone and became a Shire Council following changes to the Local Government Act.[3]


The shire is no longer divided into wards and the six councillors sit at large. According to the Western Australian Electoral Commission, only 65 people were registered to vote as of September 2006 within the shire's area.[4]

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. ^ "Shire of Sandstone Local Planning Strategy" (PDF). Western Australian Planning Commission. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  3. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.
  4. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission (2006). "Fact Sheet - Local Government in Western Australia". Archived from the original on 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2007-05-08. 

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Coordinates: 27°59′17″S 119°17′46″E / 27.988°S 119.296°E / -27.988; 119.296