The Wickepin area was settled in 1909 as a service centre for broad-acre grain and sheep farming in the area. The shire covers an area of 198,900 hectares and includes the towns of Wickepin, Yealering, Harrismith and Tincurrin. The towns within the Shire of Wickepin has many historical sites, street art and walking trails. It also boast impressive sporting and recreational facilities including: a football, hockey and cricket oval, indoor netball and basketball courts, synthetic bowling greens, 25 metre swimming pool, golf courses and tennis courts. Community facilities include a Post Office, Community Health Centre, and Ambulance, Community Resource Centre library, playgroup and singles housing. RV dump point and 24 hour fuel available. Shire of Wickepin Wickepin Community Resource Centre Located in the main street of Wickepin, the Albert Facey Homestead celebrates the life of Albert Facey, author of the bestselling autobiography A Fortunate Life. The homestead was moved into town from his family farm and has been lovingly restored to reflect the harsh and simple lifestyle in the early 1930s. Wickepin Heritage Precinct and Walk Trail A walk trail links Wickepin Heritage Precinct on the north side of the railway line with the main town centre. The Old Railway Station, Stationmaster’s House, Old Police Station with jail cells and former Road Board Building all built prior to 1915 can be seen from the walk trail. Malyalling Reserve Rare and unique wildflowers are on display at the Malyalling Reserve during spring and summer. Spider and donkey orchids can be found at the reserve located 15km north of Wickepin. Wickepin_shire Places of interest Albert Facey Homestead
The small town of Yealering is located 27km north of Wickepin, with a population of approximately 100 people. Yealering is known to be the only country town in Western Australia with a lake within the town boundary and is part of the living lakes initiative. Places of interest Lake Yealering In a picturesque setting with picnic and barbecue facilities, Lake Yealering is an ideal place for a variety of water sports including skiing, swimming, sailing and windsurfing. There are nature walks throughout the surrounding bush land and black swans are a regular sight on the lake. Overlooking the lake are modern sporting facilities including tennis courts, bowling green and cricket oval. The 18 hole golf course surrounds the lake and the 18th hole features a unique tee box set out over the water. The Town Hall, caravan park and picnic facilities are located on the lake shore. Harrismith is located 45km south east of Wickepin and the area boasts some of Western Australia’s most unique wildflowers. An established wildflower walk trail with informative signage surrounds the town and showcases the magnificent display orchids, verticordias, grevilleas and banksias. Visitors to the town will enjoy the display of historical machinery and memorabilia assembled by local community members including information about the well renowned Rabbit Proof Fence. Facilities in the town include a Town Hall, Caravan Park and accommodation units, cricket oval as well as an 18 hole golf and club house. Harrismith 266km south-east of Perth
The small town of Tincurrin is located 50km south of Wickepin also showcases a stunning display of wildflowers. Although the population of Tincurrin is very small, residents of the area maintain a wonderful community spirit. The first official school in Tincurrin opened in 1939 when the Gnorlarling school building moved to Tincurrin.
Places of interest Lake Toolibin
Lake Toolibin is located at the southern end of the Shire of Wickepin near Harrismith and is recognised as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. The unique woodland of sheoaks and paperbarks grow across the lake floor supporting a diverse range of waterbirds, many of which breed on the lake. Toolibin is now the largest remaining freshwater wetland in the Wheatbelt area of Western Australia and attracts many visitors and researchers every year. Shire of Wickepin Wogolin Road
Wickepin WA 6370 Tel: (08) 9888 1005 Email: email@example.com www.wickepin.wa.gov.au or contact Wickepin Community Resource Centre Tel: (08) 9888 1500
1 Yealering Lake – Living Lake with plenty of birdlife 2 Albert Facey Homestead – A fortunate life 3 Bird park – repurposed machinery 4 Stunning springtime wildflowers 3 2