Shire of Menzies

The Shire of Menzies is a local government area in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia located to the north of Kalgoorlie. It covers an area of 124,635 square kilometres (48,122 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Menzies.

Shire of Menzies
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population490 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.00393/km2 (0.01018/sq mi)
Area124,635 km2 (48,121.8 sq mi)
Shire PresidentGreg Dwyer
Council seatMenzies
State electorate(s)Kalgoorlie
Federal division(s)O'Connor
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WebsiteShire of Menzies
LGAs around Shire of Menzies:
Leonora Laverton Outback Areas (SA)
Sandstone Shire of Menzies Outback Areas (SA)
Coolgardie Kalgoorlie-Boulder Outback Areas (SA)


The Shire of Menzies originated as the Menzies Road District, which was established on 31 May 1912 after the subdivision of the North Coolgardie Road District into three separate road districts (Menzies, Kookynie and Mt Malcolm). The North Coolgardie Road District had absorbed three municipalities on 1 March 1912, including the Municipality of Menzies covering the Menzies township, but had quickly proven too large and cumbersome to administer and was broken up.[2]

The Kookynie Road District merged into the Menzies Road District in mid-1918.[3]

The Menzies Road District became a shire on 1 July 1961 under the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all remaining road districts into shires.[2]


The shire is divided into three wards:

  • Menzies Ward (three councillors)
  • Kookynie Ward (three councillors)
  • Ularring Ward (one councillor)

Towns and localitiesEdit

Heritage-listed placesEdit

As of 2021, 44 places are heritage-listed in the Shire of Menzies,[4] of which 13 are on the State Register of Heritage Places.[5]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Menzies (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. ^ "ITEMS OF INTEREST". The Midlands Advertiser. Western Australia. 10 May 1918. p. 3. Retrieved 14 December 2019 – via Trove.
  4. ^ "Shire of Menzies Heritage Places". Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Shire of Menzies State Register of Heritage Places". Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 9 February 2021.

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Coordinates: 29°41′17″S 121°02′13″E / 29.688°S 121.037°E / -29.688; 121.037