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.

Southern Cross Tidy Towns Winners 2014

  On Friday 12th September the Southern Cross Tidy Towns Committee travelled to Kellerberrin to attend the 2014 Tidy Towns awards presentation day.   The Shire of Yilgarn is proud Read More…

One of Oldest Masonic Hall Preserved for Perpituity

One of the oldest surviving Masonic Halls in Western Australia has entered the State Register of Heritage Places.   Office of Heritage Acting Executive Director Penny O’Connor said the Southern Read More…