Shire of Waroona

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Waroona, Western Australia.
Shire of Waroona
Western Australia
Waroona LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 3,843 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 4.6179/km2 (11.9603/sq mi)
Established 1898
Area 832.2 km2 (321.3 sq mi)
Shire President Mike Walmsley
Council seat Waroona
Region Peel
State electorate(s) Murray-Wellington
Federal Division(s) Canning
Website Shire of Waroona
LGAs around Shire of Waroona:
Mandurah Murray
Shire of Waroona Boddington

The Shire of Waroona is a local government area in the Peel region of Western Australia between Mandurah and Harvey and about 110 kilometres (68 mi) south of Perth, the state capital. The Shire covers an area of about 835 km² (322 mi²) and its seat of government is the town of Waroona.


The district was originally controlled by the Murray Road Board (from 1887). In 1898, the Drakesbrook Road Board was gazetted. Years after the renaming of the town, on 19 May 1961, the Drakesbrook Road Board was abolished. It was to become the Waroona Road Board, but due to changes in the Local Government Act approved earlier in the year, it became the Waroona Shire Council on 1 July 1961 in line with many other councils.[2]


The shire no longer has wards, it is made up of eight councillors who represent the whole of the Shire.


The Shire of Waroona contains the following towns and localities:

National parks and state forests based around both the Yalgorup lakes and the Darling Scarp jarrah forests occupy approximately half the land area of the Shire.


Year Population
1911 867
1921 1,005
1933 1,519
1947 1,636
1954 1,934
1961 1,793
1966 1,829
1971 1,969
1976 1,895
1981 2,434
1986 2,488
1991 3,033
1996 3,262
2001 3,258
2006 3,450
2011 3,582

See also[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 2.0), 31 May 2003.

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Coordinates: 32°52′26″S 115°55′19″E / 32.874°S 115.922°E / -32.874; 115.922