Dandaragan

Western Australia

The name ‘Dandaragan’ was first recorded in 1850 as the name of a nearby gully and spring or watering hole known as ‘Dandaraga Spring’. The word is indigenous Australian in origin and is thought to mean ‘good kangaroo country’. The first recorded land lease was to William Brockman in 1848 with a 6,000 acre land lease at Muchamulla Springs. James Drummond settled in the area in 1850 and established a farm. The townsite was gazetted in 1958.

Dandaragan is the centre for a thriving rural community, 154 kilometres or just one and three quarter hour’s drive north of Perth, the district boasts lush pastures and abundant crops produced from the lucrative farming land. The characterisitc red and white gum trees and a spectacular array of wildflowers in the spring also compliment the area.

Dandaragan Way is an alternative route to Brand Highway from Regan’s Ford. This route offers a scenic and historic drive through rolling hills and majestic red gum trees. Crossing permanent running creeks, local wildlife can often be seen including large flocks of white corellas.

Facilities in this Town:

  • • BBQ
  • • Caravan Park
  • • Dump Point
  • • Historic Buildings
  • • Library
  • • Public Toilets
  • • Recreation Centre
  • • Seasonal Wildflowers

Connect with this town

Local Information Centre:

Dandaragan and Badgingarra Visitor Information

Dandaragan Community Resource Centre
Dandaragan Road
Dandaragan WA 6516
Phone: (08) 9651 4071
Email: office@dandaragancrc.net.au
Website: http://www.dandaragancrc.net.au/

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday – 9:00am to 4:30pm