Town of Port Hedland

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This article is about the local authority. For the locality, see Port Hedland. For the port and harbour, see Port of Port Hedland.
Town of Port Hedland
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population 16,472 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 1.55587/km2 (4.02969/sq mi)
Area 10,587 km2 (4,087.7 sq mi)
Mayor Camilo Blanco
Council seat Port Hedland
Region Pilbara
State electorate(s) Pilbara
Federal Division(s) Durack
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Website Town of Port Hedland
LGAs around Town of Port Hedland:
Indian Ocean Indian Ocean East Pilbara
Indian Ocean Town of Port Hedland East Pilbara
Karratha Ashburton East Pilbara

The Town of Port Hedland is a local government area in the Pilbara region of Western Australia for the twin towns of Port Hedland and South Hedland. It has a census population of 11,959 (ABS 2006),[2] of which only a few hundred live outside the settlement boundaries.[3] The council maintains 171 km of sealed and 380 km of unsealed roads.[4]


In 1894, Pilbara Road District (renamed Port Hedland Road District in 1904) was gazetted. On 1 July 1961, it became a Shire under the Local Government Act 1960, and became a Town on 18 March 1989.[5]


The town has 8 councillors and no wards.


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  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. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Port Hedland (T) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Port Hedland (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  4. ^ Town of Port Hedland (18 March 2005). "Statistics". Retrieved 2006-11-19. 
  5. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 May 2007.

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Coordinates: 20°18′36″S 118°36′04″E / 20.310°S 118.601°E / -20.310; 118.601