Shire of Yalgoo

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Yalgoo, Western Australia.
Shire of Yalgoo
Western Australia
Yalgoo LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 445 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.015772/km2 (0.04085/sq mi)
Area 28,214.6 km2 (10,893.7 sq mi)
President Neil Grinham
Council seat Yalgoo
Region Mid West
State electorate(s) North West
Federal Division(s) Durack
Shire of Yalgoo Logo.jpg
Website Shire of Yalgoo
LGAs around Shire of Yalgoo:
Murchison Cue Mount Magnet
Greater Geraldton Shire of Yalgoo Sandstone
Perenjori Dalwallinu Mount Marshall

The Shire of Yalgoo is a local government area in the Mid West region of Western Australia, about 500 kilometres (311 mi) north of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 28,215 square kilometres (10,894 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Yalgoo.


The original Yalgoo Road District was gazetted in 1896, and merged into Mullewa in August 1911. The Upper Murchison Road District, gazetted in 1907, was renamed to Yalgoo in 1912. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire under the Local Government Act 1960.[2]


The Shire is no longer divided into wards and the seven councillors sit at large.

Towns and localities[edit]

Pastoral station names associated with Yalgoo[edit]

Note that some of these stations may lie outside of the local government boundary.

Shire boundary on the Great Northern Highway near Mount Gibson

Notable councillors[edit]

  • Frank Wallace, Yalgoo Roads Board chairman 1896–1897; later a state MP

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 3.0), 31 May 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°20′28″S 116°40′59″E / 28.341°S 116.683°E / -28.341; 116.683