Leonora Shire Council - Leonora

Historical Heartland of the Western Australia Goldfields.


Lot 71 Tower Street, Leonora WA 6438

(08) 9037 7523
About Us
Shire Council

The Shire Of Leonora is split into 2 wards (North & South) with Councillors being elected for a 4 year period.

The current Council is as follows:


North Ward

Mr Jeffery Carter

Deputy President

North Ward

Mr Peter Craig

South Ward

Mr Matt Taylor

North Ward

Mr John Heather

South Ward

Mr Neale Johnson

South Ward

Mr Ross Norrie

South Ward

Ms Larnie Petersen

North Ward

Mr Joe Kennedy

South Ward

Mr Glenn Baker

Inc. The Leonora Tourist & Info Centre & Public Library.

When visiting or passing through the historic north-eastern Goldfields, don't miss out on a stop at the Leonora Tourist and Information Centre for a wander down memory lane.

All details of attractions and things to do and see can be obtained at the Centre along with all your souvenirs, memorabilia, information packs and even clothing.

It is where you will find all you need to know in regards to the historic Gwalia Museum and Village along with maps and details of places in the region from Kalgoorlie in the south to Wiluna in the north, Mt Magnet in the west and Laverton and the Ngaanyatjarraku lands in the east.

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Services & Facilities

Simply click here to view our contact lists of Services & Facilities.

Gwalia Historical Precinct

A community museum was formed by a group of residents from Leonora-Gwalia after the large company of Berwick Moreing closed the Sons of Gwalia mine down in December 1963. The town of Gwalia was basically a mining town and most of the residents were employed either on the mine or associated industries connected to the mine.

So when the mine closed, the town quickly became deserted, and the little temporary miners houses, shops, boarding houses and other important buildings were left empty to the elements. These included the Gwalia State School, the State Hotel, Mine Manager & Superintendent's houses and the Mine Office & Assay building.

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Golden Gift Weekend

A small outback town, elite athletes, $50,000 up for grabs, a bitumen street as the track combine this with dirt track horse racing, fireworks, market stalls, bands and street entertainment all weekend for the kids and you have yourself an outback experience that is Leonora's Golden Gift Carnival on the 4th of June through to the 6th of June 2011.

Commence your unique desert experience in style and indulge yourself in the sport of kings at the dusty race track on the Saturday afternoon. Witness six exciting horse races interspersed with exciting entertainment for both children & adults. Try your luck at Australia's traditional game - "2 Up" after the last race ...

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