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Westdale is located in Western Australia
Location in Western Australia
Established 1971
Postcode(s) 6304
Elevation 281 m (922 ft)
  • 93 km (58 mi) ESE of Perth
  • 44 km (27 mi) south west of Beverley
LGA(s) Shire of Beverley
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Pearce

Westdale or West Dale is a small town located just off the Beverley-Westdale road in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 93 kilometres (58 mi) from Perth.

The area was settle for farming in the early 1900s, and by 1906 the local progress association requested that land be set aside for a townsite. A railway through the area had been considered but did not eventuate so the land remained uninhabited. A school was built in the area in 1967 and the townsite was eventually gazetted in 1971.

The town takes its name from the Dale River, which had been named after Ensign Robert Dale, who explored the area in 1831.

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