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.




Dates for Restricted Burning and Prohibited Burning for the 2015/16 Season are as Follows:

RESTRICTED BURNING PERIOD: 19 September 2015 to 31 October 2015 and 16 February 2016 to 31 March 2016. (Note: Permits to burn during this period are required. Permits must be Read More…

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…