Locality Of Wandering

Shire of Wandering main streetThe town of Wandering is located 120km to the south east of Perth 27km off Albany Hwy. The Shire of Wandering has an area of 1,955km sq. of which some 900km sq. is State Forest. The population of the Shire, as of the 2021 census is 535.

The Shire borders the local authorities of Armadale, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Murray, Boddington, Williams, Cuballing, Pingelly, Brookton and Beverley.

Major agricultural activities include cereal crops (oats, wheat, barley) pulse crops (lupins, chickpeas, fava beans) oil seed (canola), sheep (wool and meat), cattle (meat), pigs and vineyards. Other commercial industries include wineries, timber milling and hay exporting. A range of local commercial services exist.

Services provided include a primary school (with bus services to Boddington for junior high school education). Major sporting facilities include oval (cricket), tennis/basketball/netball courts, badminton courts (inside Community Centre) and golf course (Wandering Golf Club Inc.).

Wandering is within the State electorate of Wagin and the Federal electorate of O'Connor.

The town of Wandering is located at latitude 32 deg. 40'35" south, longitude 116 deg. 40'07" east at an elevation of 280 metres with a mean average rainfall of 617.7mm.

Locality Map

Wandering is located 120km south east of Perth. Travel along the Albany Highway turning at North Bannister to reach the town of Wandering.

Shire of Wandering boundaries