The Wickepin Districts Road Board was formed in 1909 and was located "on the other side of the railway line" now housing the art and craft group. The Board consisted of a chairman, secretary and seven members. In 1961 the Wickepin Road Board became the Wickepin Shire Council and in 1963
relocated to their newly constructed premises joined to the front of the town hall consisting of an office, boardroom and a small "3% room".
It was in the early 70's the then Minister for Local Government advised council that their office premises were 'unsuitable'.
Council's administrative staff commence budget preparation in April of each year. If you feel there is something needed to be budgeted for your submission will need to be received in order to go to the June council meeting.
Each year all sporting/community groups are invited to submit funding applications to assist with much needed projects, services or activity for the community. Application forms will be sent to all clubs from council in February and these will need to be returned by the end of April for budget consideration.
Services & Facilities
- A Public Library
- Department of Transport agency providing Vehicle and Driver’s Licensing
- Recreational facilities
- An Airstrip
- A Community Bus
- A Caravan Park
- Waste Management
Wickepin offers a safe, pleasant healthy lifestyle to those considering coming to live here. The community has strong sporting and social netwroks and a very low crime rate and antisocial behaviour. The area is increasingly seen as a safe and healthy place to live for people wishing to leave the city.
Business opportunities, inexpensive land and housing prices, together with its relatively close proximity to Perth make Wickepin a great prospect for business people, retirees or young families.
The shire covers an area of 198,900 hectares which includes the quaint townsites of Yealering, Harrismith and Tincurrin with a combined population of approximately 750 people.
Tourist information is available at the following places:
Wickepin Community Resource Centre
Wogolin Rd, Wickepin 6370
p 9888 1500 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
p 9888 1070
Monday - Sunday 7.00am - 6.00pm
Albert Facey Homestead
March - November
7 days a week 10am - 4pm
December - February
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm
Public holidays 10am - 4pm
(except Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day)