Before we tell you some facts and figures about our great shire, here’s the important bits!
Mingenew has essentially three basic ingredients. Economically, we are an agricultural powerhouse and the southern hemispheres largest grain facilitator. Aesthetically we are surrounded by breathtaking breakaway country, with fantastic flat-top ridges and, during WA’s wildflower season, we are arguably its most sought after destination. Finally, we are vibrant and happy! Below our rural and ‘real country’ persona, we enjoy a sporting and social calendar that is second to none. Many people who pass through for work or play end up staying and because we are a successful agricultural shire, there are many supporting industries, facilities and employment opportunities.
Now, some figures. We are home to around 500 awesome people. Many in this number are farming families and the rest make up our town population. These people and families work in local government, small business, ag-support companies and essential services such as police, education, health, hospitality and so on. If you drive or walk around town, there many buildings that date back to the 1850’s and many are beautifully preserved. We have a much loved museum that showcases our history in both farming and our people.
Mingenew loves its sport and as such our facilities are brilliant, well managed and our teams are, of course, the best in Australia – at everything. If you’re coming stay, check out our calendar of events or call us. We have a sensational caravan park with a variety of accommodation options for suites though to open-air camping and some of the best nights under the stars in WA. Our sporting club, elevated high above town serves up incredible views, cold drinks and great meals after a big day of sight-seeing.
For wildflower hunters, Mingenew is the true heart and soul of the mid-west’s Wildflower Country. It is super close to Coalseam Conservation Park which is arguably the holy-grail of all wildflower sites in WA.
We could go on about our awesome home, but if you’d like to know more please feel free to call the shire and we’ll happily guide you in the right direction. Otherwise, we can’t wait to ‘See you in Mingenew!’