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.




Restricted and prohibited burning times

RESTRICTED AND PROHIBITED BURNING TIMES: The Gazetted Restricted and Prohibited Burning Times for each year are as follows:   Restricted burning period: 19 September to 31 October and 16 February Read More…

Harvest bans & Whispir alerts over Christmas/New Year breaks

Christmas & New Year Harvest Bans Please be advised that a Harvest and Vehicle Movement ban will be imposed over the Shire of Yilgarn on the following days: Christmas Day Read More…