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Mingenew has a wealth of assets not always obvious at first glance. The change of seasons brings on a whole new landscape including climatic changes. There are a number of drives well worth undertaking throughout the year to gain a real perspective of Mingenew.

The name Mingenew derives from either:

  • Minganu - Place of Many Ants or
  • Mininoo - Place of Many Waters

Both of these names were used by Aboriginals from the area. Records indicate settlement of the district occurred in the 1850's, although Europeans explored the area prior to this date.


Chief Executive Officer:

Mike Sully

Works Manager:

Warren Borrett

Manager of Finance & Administration:

Cameron Watson

Finance Officer:

Julie Borrett

Customer Service/ Library Officers:

Megan Criddle, Joyce Sully

Outside Staff:

Robert Stephens - Leading Hand (Town)

Sam Greaves

Noel Page

Edward Brennan

Rocky Brennan - Leading Hand (Road)

Michael Warren

Brady Brennan

Yvonne Woodbrook

Clara Eaton

Andrew Holt

George Whitecross


Faye Knock - Recreation Centre

Faye Knock - Council Office

* Environmental Health Officer:



Our Community

Mingenew is a place to soak up the very essence of country hospitality and lifestyle with the clean air and starry night sky. Situated only 383km north of Perth on the Scenic Midlands Way and 35 minutes from the tranquil ocean and the Irwin River Estuary. The Capital of the Mid West - Geraldton is only 110 kilometres away.

Mingenew is at latitude 29.12' South and longitude 115.26' east and 153m above sea level. The Shire is adjoined by Shires of Three Spings, Irwin and Mullewa.

The climate in Mingenew ranges from 20's to 40's in summer with a pleasant winter average from approximately 12 up to the low 20's. Our average annual rainfall is in the vicinity of 400mm


What to See & Do While In Mingenew

The Grain Centre

Mingenew is known as The Grain Centre it's on our "Welcome to Mingenew" signs approaching town and on our number plates. The Mingenew grain facility (CBH) is recognised as the largest inland grower fed, receival facility in Australia. The giant Wheat Stalk Sculpture in Cecil Newton Park (fondly known as "Big Ears" by locals) depicts the

importance of wheat farming in the area.

USN Tracking Station

The ground station is part of the Universal Space Network founded by former astronaut Peter Conrad. It is the intention of the founder that data & pictures be available to the public via the internet within 15 minutes of being downloaded. Children from around the world are to have access to the space programmes under this system.