Shire of Yilgarn Australia Day Celebrations
* Check the events page or call Jodie Karra at the Shire on (08) 9049 1001 for more information.
The 2013/2014 Annual Report is now available for public viewing. Copies are available from the Shire Administration Office or through downloading on this website.
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.
The caravan park is located on the Great Eastern Highway, east of the town centre and also includes the Sandalwood Motor Lodge which has fully equipped motel style rooms. The park has 20 drive-through powered sites, 8 powered caravan bays, grassed tent sites, 2 ablution blocks and an en-suite powered site for disabled persons, a campers’ kitchen and a recreation room. Dogs are allowed in the park, conditions apply. Accommodation is also available in Kurrajong Quarters which are fully equipped ex mine-site rooms. Standard Park Cabins and On-site vans – double beds are made up but additional beds require own linen. (Sorry, No Pets). Facilities include: coin operated Laundromat, free BBQ’s, playground, TV. room, EFTPOS, Visa and Mastercard payments and tourist information.
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Click the link below to view our notice board and claim your lost pets in our pound.