Western Australia

Wagin (meaning the Emu’s Watering Place) is located 228 kms south east of Perth in the heart of Western Australia’s Great Southern Region. The population of the Shire is approximately 1900 and the Shire comprises an area of 1950 square kilometres.

The economy of the district is based on agriculture with wheat, barley, oats, canola and lupins being the main crops and sheep and cattle production being prominent.

Although the local industries and services are based around the agricultural sector Wagin is also home to Grainfeeds a pet food manufacturer, UniGrain a grain merchant and also a steel fabrication firm and machinery dealership.

The town is well serviced when it comes to medical infrastructure and offers a Medical Centre where the local doctor, dentist and Child Health Service operate from. Wagin has an 18 bed hospital which has received accreditation from the Australian Council for Hospital Standards and the community places a high priority on this facility.

A Frail Aged Hostel known as Waratah Lodge is equipped with 18 well appointed rooms adjacent to the hospital and the Wagin Cottage Homes.

Facilities in this Town:

  • • ATM
  • • Bank
  • • Caravan Park
  • • Eateries
  • • Golf Club
  • • Medical Facilities
  • • Nature Reserve
  • • Parks
  • • Police Station
  • • Public Toilets
  • • Supermarket

Connect with this town

Local Information Centre:

Shire of Wagin 

2 Arthur Road
Wagin WA 6315
Phone: (08) 9861 1177
Email: shire@wagin.wa.gov.au
Website: http: wagin.wa.gov.au

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

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