Facilities - Southern Cross

Airfieldairfield

The Shire owns and manages the Southern Cross aerodrome in accordance with Civil Aviation Safety Authority requirements.

The Southern Cross Aerodrome is located approximately 3 kilometres East of Southern Cross along the Great Eastern Highway.

The aerodrome has previously been used for fly in fly out mining operations. Its current use is predominantly recreation (Southern Cross Aero Club) and for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Southern Cross is a Registered Airstrip consisting of the following:

Terminal with toilets, hanger shed (five bays), ambulance shed, two runways – (14/32 and 09/27), sealed taxiway and sealed apron area with low intensity lighting.

Runway 14/32 is 1,405 metres in length with a gravel surface. The turning nodes/thresholds (two hundred metres) either end of runway 14/32 are sealed. Runway 14/32 has low intensity runway lighting for emergency landing only (RFDS). The lighting can be pilot activated.

Runway 09/27 is 1,325 metres in length with a gravel surface without lighting.

Cemeterycemetery

The Southern Cross Cemetery is located on Beaton Road, at the northern end of the Southern Cross townsite. The original Southern Cross Cemetery (pictured) is located on the east side of town, on the Great Eastern Highway.

A comprehensive list of fees and charges associated with the Southern Cross Cemetery can be obtained here.

Any burial enquiries can be made by contact the Shire administration office.

Map of the Southern Cross Cemetery

Application for Grant of Right of Burial

community centreCommunity Centre

The Southern Cross Community Centre is located on Antares Street, Southern Cross. The building was re-developed during the 1990. It contains of a foyer, industrial kitchen and main hall with large stage and dressing rooms. The venue is used for various Shire functions throughout the year and can be hired for functions by the public.

The Community Centre is available to hire for various functions, please click here to view the fees and charges. To make a booking please contact the Shire administration office.  

Housing

The Shire of Yilgarn owns and manages 12 aged accommodation units, referred to as the Homes for the Aged. The facility is for use by seniors who meet the Department of Housing eligibility criteria.

For more details and availability, please contact the Shire administration office.

Recreation Complexrec centre

The Southern Cross Recreation Complex is located on Spica Street and has the following facilities:

  • Lounge area
  • Bar facilities
  • Indoor Basketball court
  • Change rooms
  • Kitchen facilities

The sporting ground also has a skate park, 4 outdoor Netball courts, children’s playground and a football field. The Complex Lounge is available for hire for meetings and functions, please click here to view the fees and charges. To make a booking please contact the Shire administration office.

Senior Citizen’s Centre

The Senior Citizen Centre is located on Achernar Street, next to the Shire administration, in Southern Cross.

Throughout the week there are activities residents can participate in, such as arts and craft, exercises, carpet bowls and singing.

A visiting chiropractioner and podiatrist use a room in the Senior Citizen Centre for their regular consultation visits to Southern Cross, see Health for more information.

The Senior Citizen Centre is also the hone to the local CWA group, which meets regularly on Tuesday nights for patch working. Please contact Judy Guerini for further information, Ph: 9049 1283.

For more information about activities held at the Senior Citizen Centre contact the CRC by emailing to crc@yilgarn.wa.gov.au or call 08 9049 1688.

Train Station

Southern Cross is serviced by TransWA’s “Prospector” train on a daily basis.

www.transwa.wa.gov.au/Plan-your-journey/The-Prospector

To book a train ticket contact TransWA directly on 1300 6622 05, book online following this link www.transwa.wa.gov.au or book a ticket at the Shire of Yilgarn administration office during business hours.

Please note that the train only stops for pre-booked passengers.

The train station is located 2km north outside of town, on Beaton Road. When planning a visit to Southern Cross please arrange someone to pick you up on arrival as there are no bus services or taxis.

Swimming Pool

The Southern Cross swimming pool located on Antares Street was built in 1963 and comprises a 33 metre main pool plus two shaded toddler pools.

The pool is open from 1 November until 31 March each year and staffed with a pool manager.

Operating hours are Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays 11.00am – 6.00pm.

Entry to the Southern Cross swimming pool is free of charge.