• Picture: Birds Preston Beach, Waroona
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  • Picture: Frog The scarp
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  • Picture: River Preston Beach, Waroona

*** WARNING - A TOTAL FIRE BAN HAS BEEN IMPOSED FOR THE SHIRE OF WAROONA FOR SATURDAY 6TH FEBRUARY AND SUNDAY 7TH FEBRUARY ***

 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

  • Lord Mayor Distress Relief Fund LMDRF Waroona and District Fires Appeal - Categories for Assistance 5/02/2016 Read More...
  • PERTH UNITES for Southwest Bushfire Relief All residents of Waroona, Hamel, Cookernup, Yarloop, Harvey, Preston Beach and Lake Clifton and their immediate family are invited to attend this Concert at no charge, just come and enjoy yourself. 3/02/2016 Read More...
  • Western Power Community Information WESTERN POWER COMMUNITY INFORMATION 27/01/2016 Read More...
  • How to Help, Donate to Waroona & Districts Fire Victims Families and residents in Yarloop have lost homes and business in a catastrophic and brutal bushfire that continues to rage towards homes. Residents in surrounding towns including Waroona, Lake Clifton, Preston Beach and Harvey have also been impacted by the fire. 13/01/2016 Read More...
  • Lions Clubs Bushfire Assistance A letter from 2nd Vice District Governor, Lions District 201W2 13/01/2016 Read More...
  • 2016 Notice of Meetings 2016 Ordinary Council Meetings 22/12/2015 Read More...