Please complete and return by 20th October 2016

This survey provides Shire residents with an opportunity to contribute to the review of the Shire of Waroona Strategic Community Plan.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey and share your views; your contribution will help Council set priorities for the next ten years.

Surveys are avialble from the below buildings:

  • Shire Administration Office
  • Waroona Public Library
  • Waroona Recreation & Aquatic Centre
  • Waroona Community Resource Centre

or simply by clicking the link below.

Survey return box are situated in the Administration Office and also the Library.


Welcome to the Shire of Waroona

The Shire of Waroona stretches from ‘sea to scarp’ ie the Indian Ocean to the Darling Range, and incorporates the localities of Waroona, Hamel, Preston Beach and Lake Clifton. You will find pristine beaches, unspoilt lakes of the coastal plains, fertile farmlands and peaceful jarrah forests.

The Waroona townsite is located off the South Western Highway, about 108 kilometre from Perth. It can be reached by road from Perth via Mandurah or Armadale and is a comfortable 1.5 hour drive from the city centre. Waroona can also be reached from Bunbury by Old Coast Road or South Western Highway, an easy 40 minute drive. The Waroona townsite has a population of approximately 2,500 people and a total Shire population of 3,843 as per last Bureau Statistics Information (2013).

Settlers began to arrive in the area in the late 1830s although Drakesbrook (Officially changed to Waroona in 1946) did not come into its own until the Pinjarra to Picton railway line was opened in 1893. The railway building, was made by local timber, which boosted the town. When the railway was extended many more settlers came to the district. Some of the early families who settled and helped develop the area include the Fouracres at the coast, Whittakers in the hills, the Eastcotts of Wagerup and the Birch family near Coolup. If you wish to read more about the history of Waroona go to the “Our Shire” tab.

The Shire boasts a range of diverse industries including Earthmoving, Wagerup Alumina Refinery, Bauxite Mining, Engineering, Beef, Sheep, Forestry, Horticulture, Tourism, Dairy and is an important destination for tourist enjoying activities with the State Forests, beaches and the many waterways both natural and manmade.


Latest News

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  • Swimming Pool Is Now OPEN! Swimming Pool will be reopening on Monday the 19th of September September 16, 2016 Read More...
  • COMMITTEE VACANCY - Alcoa Waroona Sustainability Fund Advisory Committee Applications are invited from the community to fill one (1) vacancy as community representative on the AWSF Advisory Committee September 6, 2016 Read More...
  • Release of the Waroona-Yarloop Bushfire Inquiry Report The report of the special inquiry titled Reframing Rural Fire Management: Report of the Special Inquiry into the January 2016 Waroona Fire, was tabled in Parliament by the Premier on Thursday 23 June 2016. June 27, 2016 Read More...
  • 2016 Coastwest Dune Restoration Continues The Shire of Waroona, in partnership with the Preston Beach Progress Association, were again successful in securing a grant from the Department of Planning’s Coastwest grant in 2016 for the successful and ongoing Preston Beach Dune Restoration Project. May 26, 2016 Read More...