Wildflower Season

Make Mingenew the Middle of Your Wildflower Season

Mingenew is often described as the true heart of WA’s wildflower country. Amongst a diverse range of native pink and white everlastings, yellow pom pom wildflowers occupy immense meadows as far as the eye can see and Mingenew is also blessed with several species that are unique to the region.

A call to our Mingenew Spring Caravan Park, Mingenew Visitor Centre or the Shire is a great way to find exactly where the best spots are, at the optimum times. Below we have listed the areas where many of the wildflowers are at their blossoming best, super close to the centre of town.

(Information courtesy of Mingenew CRC.)

Coalseam Conservation Park

Located just 33 km from Mingenew, the Coalseam Conservation Park will blow your mind! A beautiful drive into the park exposes you to massive riverbank cliffs which still reveal 250 million years of geological history. A walk along the Irwin River bed will uncover perfectly preserved marine fossils which were here when the area was covered by a Permian sea.

From a wildflower point of view, Coalseam Conservation Park is a true nirvana, best known for its incredible range of annuals and perennials due to the park’s diverse habitat range and location between sandplain and arid country.

Mingenew makes for a great ‘stay point’, where you can make day trips to Coalseam and then enjoy all the benefits of our unique hospitality and amenities.

Depot Hill

Depot Hill is a wonderful spot for an abundance of wildflowers, native animals and a picnic on the banks of the river under the gum trees. Just five minutes from Mingenew, the very camera-friendly area offers easy access to a multitude of wildflower species or, for those of you who enjoy a good walk, you can carry on along the bush track to discover the historic WW2 Army Rifle Range.

Remember to grab a copy of the wildflower booklet from the Mingenew Visitor Centre so that you can identify all of the wonderful species on display.

Mingenew Hill

Right in town, Mingenew Hill is the ideal place for holidaymakers to have a rest and view our stunning landscape from high above, for as far as the eye can see. Just wander or drive over the railway line on Mingenew – Mullewa Rd. It’s perfect for wildflowers, picnics and shutterbugs alike! At the bottom of the hill is Drovers Rest, a great spot to take a break and discover Mingenew’s rich droving heritage.

 

 

 

Find out more at the Tourist & Promotions Centre
Contact Shire Office
Phone (08) 9928 1102

CWA Markets

Market days are here for 2019, save the date and support your small local businesses, markets are held on the main street, opposite the bakery.

For stall bookings and any enquiries contact Lesley on 0429 811 547 or email mingenewcwa@gmail.com. For more information or to read more about Mingenew CWA, visit our Facebook page.

Stall fees are $10 for a 3×3 site, any additional space you will be asked to pay extra. Fees are payable on the day.

Thank a Volunteer Day

As a community, we are only able to reach our full potential with the dedication and commitment of our many community volunteers. Whether that be in the Bushfire Brigade, one of our many sporting associations, or our various community organisations and not-for-profit groups. The volunteers of Mingenew are hard-working and always willing to lend a hand, and this is part of what makes the Shire of Mingenew a truly wonderful place to be.

The Shire of Mingenew would like to invite you to the 2019 Thank A Volunteer Ceremony and Community BBQ, being held at the Shire of Mingenew Recreation Centre on Thursday 27 June 2019 at 3:30 PM.

Please RSVP for catering purposes by contacting 08 9928 1102 or email csa@mingenew.wa.gov.au.

 

This event is being made possible by funding from the WA Department of Communities.

District Golf Championships

Victoria Districts Ladies Golf Assosciation (VDLGA) 2019:

The district clubs include Carnamah, Coorow, Latham, Mingenew, Perenjori and Three Springs. Ladies from golf clubs outside this district are invited and welcome to play in these Championships as well.

Dates: 19th, 20th and 21st of July 2019

You can view the full program here.

For more information contact Jill Holmes on 0427 728 011.

Call for Volunteers

If you, as an individual, would like to earn volunteer money for your club/organization by cooking or helping on the day they would encourage you to get in contact.

They’re looking for people interested in working for a couple of hours, preparing food, setting up, serving food or cooking. Some cooking can be done beforehand and delivered over the weekend. This event will have the same format as Mingenew Expo.

Please contact Jill Holmes on 0427 728 011 or email mingenewgolfclub@hotmail.com with the subject: Catering

Irwin Polocrosse

Mingenew is proud to host the Irwin Polocrosse Carnival, where people for across WA come together to compete in this fast-paced action-packed sport. Polocrosse combines the exhilaration of lacrosse with the agility of Polo and is not a sport for the faint-hearted. This two-day event (August 10 & 11) promises to be an exciting showdown. With six fields at the Irwin Polocrosse Grounds, you can be sure there won’t be a dull moment with generally four to five fields hosting matches all at the same time.

Commentated Finals are played on Sunday from 10 am with presentations for the winning teams commencing at 4 pm. If you’re in Mingenew, be sure to catch all the excitement and thrills of the Irwin Polocrosse Carnival for yourself.

Roast Dinner Saturday night from 7 pm! Don’t miss out!

For more information on the Carnival or how to become a polocrosse member, please contact Roslyn Samual on 0429 050 585.

Mingenew Midwest Expo

The Mingenew Midwest Expo is a major event for our shire. With over 300 leading industry experts showcasing their agricultural and farming knowledge, the expo offers an exciting and rare chance to interact with multiple innovators from a wide range of farm based industries. The midwest’s largest agricultural field day occurs this year on August 14/15 and sees thousands of visitors from many neighboring towns, farms and cities head to the Shire of Mingenew to engage with a multitude of agricultural and show based events.

Local Mingenew Lions Club member Rob Paskins developed the expo all the way back in 1973. Rob had a strong vision to ensure businesses were able to provide essential information regarding farming and agricultural expertise, to a vast range of local community members. Currently the Mingenew Midwest Expo is celebrating its 37th year. The expo still hold’s strong the initial vision to promote and educate the modern community on the future of farming, and how the advancements of technology can positively assist WA’s farming communities.

The Mingenew Expo has evolved to incorporate a large variety of activities, competitions, and exhibits for the whole family. It’s definitely worth a visit. So, ‘We’ll see you in Mingenew’.

August 14th & 15th – Wednesday: 8am – 5pm, Thursday: 8am – 4pm

For more information visit: www.mmwe.com.au 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mingenew.expo/

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Every cup counts in the fight against cancer!

Join us streetside between the MIG and Tourist & Promotions buildings on Friday 24 May as Mingenew joins the fight against cancer with a colour-filled coffee and cake date.

As part of the fun and to raise awareness we are holding the fabulous ‘Boobalicious Brassiere Battle’.

More info closer to the date – please contact Kel Starick on 0428 300 154 for further information.

ANZAC Dawn Service

Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service past and present.

Dawn Service celebrations at the ANZAC Memorial Mingenew. Followed by ‘Gunfire Breakfast’ at the Mingenew Hotel. (Gold coin donation.)

Contact Ella Budrikis
Phone (08) 9928 1102

Contact Candice Lupton
Phone (08) 9928 1264

Blue Tree Project

The Mingenew Football Club along with the Mingenew Gringos are turning blue in support of the Blue Tree Project. The Blue Tree project is all about helping raise awareness around mental health. A tree at the Mingenew Recreation Centre has been selected and is ready to be painted.

Please bring a brush or roller to help out if you can. A BBQ and refreshments will be available after the painting is completed.

This event has been made possible by donations from the Mingenew Football Club, Elders Mingenew, Landmark Mingenew and the Shire of Mingenew.

For more information on the Blue Tree Project click here.

Summer Night Skies

Free community stargazing night! Stars are the jewels of summer night skies in Mingenew!

See the great Orion Nebula, Jewel Box star cluster, Southern Cross & much more through telescopes. Discover why WA is a world-class tourism destination for stargazing and astronomy. Mingenew is on the Astrotourism WA map! www.astrotourismwa.com.au.

Learn beginner tips for telescopes & stargazing. If you have a telescope please bring it along for hands on help.

BYO chairs, picnic, drinks, torches, warm clothes, fly net, insect repellent & your telescope if you have one (batteries charged).

Bookings: Please RSVP at the Shire of Mingenew on 9928 1102 or enquiries@mingenew.wa.gov.au. This event will go ahead rain, hail or shine. Inside activities & presentations will be held if it’s cloudy.

This event is made possible by the Shire of Mingenew and is part of the Astrotourism WA project that’s promoting Mingenew as a destination for stargazing and astrophotography.

5.00pm – 6.00pm: Telescope Tips
6:00pm – 8:30pm: Stargazing

Mingenew Races

When was the last time you had a day at the races? On Saturday 16 March, Mingenew is the place to be!

Our family-friendly race day just keeps getting bigger every year, as Mingenew rolls out the country town hospitality and welcomes racegoers to a full day event, including a six race schedule and a variety of entertainment for all ages.

Race day patrons have access to full TAB facilities, bar and food services and are encouraged to frock up for fashions on the field. There’s also entertainment for the kids and a live band.

Entry tickets are $15 at the gate with discounts available for pensioners! 

MIG Trials Review Day

Mingenew Irwin Group’s trials Review Day is open to MIG Members and sponsors. It will be held on the 5th March 2019. More details coming soon!

Mingenew Christmas Tree

If you’re lucky enough to be in Mingenew at Christmas time, be sure to visit the Mingenew Community Christmas Tree. This festive event offers community members and tourists the opportunity to experience a real country, Midwest Mingenew Christmas.

The Mingenew Community Christmas Tree showcases a large variety of handmade crafts and gifts and carols by candlelight. There is also a large selection of kids entertainment and a visit from Santa himself.

Everyone is welcome in Mingenew, so come and spend Christmas with us.