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Shire of Wongan-Ballidu
Western Australia
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Ballidu Hall, 2014
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Location in Western Australia
Population 1,586 (2013 est)
 • Density 0.47080/km2 (1.2194/sq mi)
Established 1887
Area 3,368.7 km2 (1,300.7 sq mi)
Mayor Peter Macnamara
Council seat Wongan Hills
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack
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Website Shire of Wongan-Ballidu
LGAs around Shire of Wongan-Ballidu:
Moora Dalwallinu Koorda
Moora Shire of Wongan-Ballidu Koorda
Victoria Plains Goomalling Dowerin

The Shire of Wongan-Ballidu is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 180 kilometres (112 mi) NNE of Perth, the state capital. The Shire covers an area of 3,369 square kilometres (1,301 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Wongan Hills.

History

On 10 February 1887, the Melbourne Road District was created. It was renamed Wongan-Ballidu on 18 June 1926. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire under the Local Government Act 1960.

Wards

As of 3 May 2003, there are ten councillors and no wards. The mayor is directly elected.

Towns and localities

Population

Year Population
1921 666
1933 1,582
1947 1,530
1954 2,048
1961 2,145
1966 2,333
1971 2,243
1976 2,177
1981 2,087
1986 1,922
1991 1,685
1996 1,538
2001 1,503
2006 1,385


Coordinates: 30°53′38″S 116°43′08″E / 30.894°S 116.719°E / -30.894; 116.719

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