Shire of Dundas

The Shire of Dundas is a local government area in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia. The shire covers an area of 93,179 square kilometres (35,977 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Norseman. Its territory lies between Norseman and the border with South Australia (including much of the Eyre Highway), and is between 700 and 1,500 kilometres (430-930 mi) east of the state capital, Perth.

Shire of Dundas
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population772 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.008285/km2 (0.021458/sq mi)
Area93,179 km2 (35,976.6 sq mi)
Shire PresidentLaurene Bonza
Council seatNorseman
State electorate(s)Eyre
Federal Division(s)O'Connor
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WebsiteShire of Dundas
LGAs around Shire of Dundas:
Coolgardie Kalgoorlie-Boulder Maralinga (SA)
Kondinin Shire of Dundas Outback Areas (SA)
Ravensthorpe Esperance Great Australian Bight


The shire was first established as the second Dundas Road District on 21 June 1929, when the Norseman Road District was abolished and replaced by a re-established Dundas board. (An earlier Dundas Road District had existed from 1895 to 1918 before amalgamating to form the Norseman district.)[2]

It was declared a shire and named the Shire of Dundas with effect from 1 July 1961 following the passage of the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all remaining road districts into shires.[2]


Notable councillorsEdit

  • Emil Nulsen, Dundas Roads Board chairman 1929–1931; later a state MP

Heritage-listed placesEdit

As of 2021, 77 places are heritage-listed in the Shire of Dundas,[3] of which seven are on the State Register of Heritage Places.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Dundas (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017.  
  2. ^ a b "Municipality Boundary Amendments Register" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Distribution Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Shire of Dundas Heritage Places". Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Shire of Dundas State Register of Heritage Places". Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 7 February 2021.

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Coordinates: 32°11′46″S 121°46′41″E / 32.196°S 121.778°E / -32.196; 121.778