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Shire of Dalwallinu

Shire of Dalwallinu
Western Australia
Location in Western Australia
Population 1,295 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.17897/km2 (0.46353/sq mi)
Established 1916
Area 7,235.8 km2 (2,793.8 sq mi)
Mayor Robert Nixon
Council seat Dalwallinu
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack
LGAs around Shire of Dalwallinu:
Coorow Perenjori Yalgoo
Coorow Shire of Dalwallinu Mount Marshall
Moora Wongan-Ballidu Koorda

The Shire of Dalwallinu is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 250 kilometres (155 mi) NNE of Perth, the state capital. The Shire covers an area of 7,236 square kilometres (2,794 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Dalwallinu.


Initially, the area was part of the Moora and Upper Irwin Road Districts. On 2 June 1916, the Dalwallinu Road District was created. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.[2]


On 14 May 1966, the Shire was divided into four wards: Central, North, South and East Wards, and membership was increased from 9 to 11.[3] On 22 May 1971, a new ward, Dalwallinu Townsite Ward with one councillor, was created and the council reduced back to 9 councillors by allocating 2 each to the original four wards.[4] In 1992, the Central and Dalwallinu Townsite Wards were merged to form the new Central Ward, and on 3 May 2003, the Central and South Wards were merged to form the new South Ward.[2]

As such, the present ward system of the shire is:

  • East Ward (two councillors)
  • North Ward (two councillors)
  • South Ward (six councillors)



Year Population
1921 956
1933 2,226
1947 1,703
1954 2,148
1961 2,218
1966 2,425
1971 2,282
1976 2,178
1981 1,901
1986 1,779
1991 1,573
1996 1,693
2001 1,656
2006 1,368


  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.
  3. ^ "Local Government Act, 1960 - Shire of Dalwallinu - Redivision into Wards and Increase in Membership - Order in Council (per L.G. 318/54)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 21 January 1966. p. 1966:166–167. 
  4. ^ "Local Government Act, 1960 - Shire of Dalwallinu - Wards and Membership. Order in Council (per L.G. 318/54)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 15 January 1971. p. 1971:100. 

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