The Shire of Yilgarn

The Shire of Yilgarn is 30,720 square km in area and has a population of approx. 3,000. The Yilgarn is known by many as the Gateway to the Wheatbelt and the Goldfields. The name ‘Yilgarn’ is aboriginal for ‘white stone’ or ‘quartz’.


Southern Cross is the major town centre of the Shire of Yilgarn and is 370km east of Perth along the Great Eastern Highway. Other town sites in the Shire include Bodallin, Bullfinch, Ghooli, Koolyanobbing, Marvel Loch, Moorine Rock and Yellowdine.

Your Guide To The Recycling Service in Southern Cross & Marvel Loch

The Shire of Yilgarn in conjunction with their contractor Avon Waste, would like to remind residents about the kerbside recycling service.   WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A BIN? Residents who Read More…

Recycled Effluent Use In Southern Cross – Health Warning

Local residents may be aware that the Shire of Yilgarn uses recycled effluent from the Southern Cross sewer ponds to water the Sports Oval and Constellation Park (not including the Playgroup Read More…