Shire of Quairading

The Shire of Quairading is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 170 kilometres (106 mi) east of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 2,018 square kilometres (779 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Quairading.

Shire of Quairading
Western Australia
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Quairading Shire Hall, 2018
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Location in Western Australia
Population1,019 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.50501/km2 (1.3080/sq mi)
Area2,017.8 km2 (779.1 sq mi)
MayorWayne Davies
Council seatQuairading
State electorate(s)Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s)Durack
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WebsiteShire of Quairading
LGAs around Shire of Quairading:
Cunderdin Tammin Kellerberrin
Shire of Quairading Bruce Rock
Brookton Corrigin Corrigin


Quairading was initially constituted as the Greenhills Road District on 15 December 1892, covering a large area east of York. The district was broken up on 14 February 1913, with Greenhills renamed the Avon Road District and large parts of the former district separated as the new East Avon Road District and Kunjinn Road District.[2]

The Avon Road District was renamed to the Quairading Road District on 12 May 1922. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire as the Shire of Quairading under the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all remaining road districts into shires.[2]


The Shire is no longer divided into wards and the nine councillors sit at large. Prior to the 2003 elections, there were eleven councillors representing five wards: Town (3), Southwest, Southeast, Northwest and Northeast (2 each).

Towns and localitiesEdit


Year Population
1921 1,273
1933 1,754
1947 1,424
1954 1,721
1961 1,789
1966 1,687
1971 1,652
1976 1,470
1981 1,300
1986 1,243
1991 1,147
1996 1,173
2001 1,041
2006 1,022
2011 1,043
2016 1,019


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Quairading (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 October 2019.  
  2. ^ a b "Municipality Boundary Amendments Register" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Distribution Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2020.

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Coordinates: 32°00′36″S 117°23′56″E / 32.010°S 117.399°E / -32.010; 117.399