Shire of Laverton

The Shire of Laverton is a local government area in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, about 370 kilometres (230 mi) northeast of the city of Kalgoorlie and about 950 kilometres (590 mi) east-northeast of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 179,798 square kilometres (69,420 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Laverton.

Shire of Laverton
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population1,153 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.0064128/km2 (0.016609/sq mi)
Area179,797.8 km2 (69,420.3 sq mi)
MayorRob Wedge
Council seatLaverton
State electorate(s)Kalgoorlie
Federal Division(s)O'Connor
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WebsiteShire of Laverton
LGAs around Shire of Laverton:
Wiluna Ngaanyatjarraku Northern Territory
Leonora Shire of Laverton Outback Areas (SA)
Menzies Menzies Outback Areas (SA)


The Mount Margaret Road District was gazetted on 17 August 1906. It absorbed the Municipality of Mount Morgans on 28 February 1913. On 13 November 1925 1925, it some land from neighbouring road districts, most notably Lawlers.[2]

It was renamed the Laverton Road District on 20 January 1950.[3] It was made a shire on 1 July 1961 following the passage of the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all remaining road districts into shires.[2]

The residents of the Shire are represented by 7 Councillors.

Towns and localitiesEdit


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Laverton (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. ^ "The Road Districts Act 1919-1948. Mount Margaret Road Board - Renaming of District. Order in Council. (per P.W. 85/44)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 20 January 1950. p. 1950:90.

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Coordinates: 28°37′41″S 122°24′11″E / 28.628°S 122.403°E / -28.628; 122.403