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Badjaling is located in Western Australia
Coordinates 31°59′49″S 117°29′56″E / 31.997°S 117.499°E / -31.997; 117.499Coordinates: 31°59′49″S 117°29′56″E / 31.997°S 117.499°E / -31.997; 117.499
Established 1914
Postcode(s) 6383
Elevation 230 m (755 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Quairading
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Badjaling is a small town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia located close to the Salt River.

The townsite was originally declared as Yuruga in 1914 but the name was changed to Badjaling later the same year. The word Badjalling is the Aboriginal name for the nearby soak and springs. Badjal means the feathers discarded as a bird is plucked.

In 1932 the Wheat Pool of Western Australia announced that the town would have two grain elevators, each fitted with an engine, installed at the railway siding. The railway siding was the usual location of departure for the annual Stacey lamb train carrying several thousand lambs raised by L J Stacy of Quairading to Robbs Jetty Abattoir.

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