Shire of Wandering
|Shire of Wandering
Location in Western Australia
|Population||438 (2013 est)|
|• Density||0.23043/km2 (0.5968/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
- "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
- 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.