Shire of Wandering
|Shire of Wandering|
Location in Western Australia
|Population||444 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.23359/km2 (0.6050/sq mi)|
|Area||1,900.8 km2 (733.9 sq mi)|
|Website||Shire of Wandering|
The Shire of Wandering is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, and, with a population of 318 as at the 2001 census, is one of the nation's smallest. It covers an area of 1,901 square kilometres (734 sq mi) generally to the east of Albany Highway about 120 kilometres (75 mi) south-east of Perth, the state capital. The Shire's seat of government is the town of Wandering.
The Wandering Road District was gazetted on 6 October 1874 out of land previously managed by the Williams Road Board. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.
The Shire is undivided and is represented by seven councillors.
From 1941 until the 2009 elections, it was divided into four wards as follows:
- North Ward (two councillors)
- North East Ward (two councillors)
- South Ward (two councillors)
- Town Ward (one councillor)
Towns and localities
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wandering (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
- Western Australian Government Gazette, 6 October 1874, p.174. Accessed on microfilm at Battye Library, Perth.
- WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.