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​​Northam

The Wheatbelt’s largest town, Northam, is located in the Avon Valley just over an hour’s drive from Perth. The Avon River flows through the town and the Northam pedestrian suspension bridge (crossing the river) is the longest of its kind in Australia.

 

Narrogin 

A two hour drive from Perth, Narrogin is a modern regional centre known for its attractive gardens and heritage buildings. It has well established public infrastructure with health, recreation and education services. The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops.

 

Merredin

This thriving regional centre is located between Perth and Kalgoorlie. The area is known for agriculture with around 40% of the State’s wheat production coming from within a 100 km radius of Merredin. Sheep farming is also popular along with the production of other grains.

 

Moora

Moora, a two hour drive north of Perth, is situated on the banks of the Moore River. Originally a wheat and sheep farming community, Moora has now expanded to include the farming of cattle, other grains and wildflowers.

 

Distances to Perth*

​From

​Distance

​Bindoon​84 km​
​Dalwallinu​253 km
​Gingin​87 km
Lake Grace​355 km
​Merredin 260 km
​Moora​174 km
​Narrogin​192 km
​Northam​97 km
​Southern Cross370 km
​Wagin229 km

*Figures sourced from Main Roads Western Australia​


You can learn more about any of these towns by visiting the Australia’s Golden Outback section of the Tourism​ Western Australia website​.

News
26 March 2019

Closure over the Easter period 2019

Invitations for State nomination are usually issued on the third Thursday of each month. This will be brought forward by one week in April due to the Easter closure. Invitations are anticipated to be issued by 11 April 2019.
 
Fun Fact
Some of the first white settlers saw a strange animal hopping along. They asked the Aborigines what it was called and were told, ‘Kanguru’, which means ‘I don't know’.