Woodanilling Today

The Shire of Woodanilling is predominantly a sheep and grain producing area and it is the economic mainstay of the area.

The town site of Woodanilling is situated on the Great Southern Highway, roughly 252 kilometres from Perth and can be reached via the Albany Highway. It is a comfortable two and a half hour drive from the city centre and a picturesque escape.

Wool and grain production have long been the main industry in Woodanilling but in recent years, a sheep and goat meat abattoir, agroforestry, a dolomite fertilizer business and other agricultural based export markets have been added to the mix.

Woodanilling is a neat and tidy town with wide tree-lined streets and exquisite heritage buildings, some which are over 100 years old. The town offers visitors an array of attractions, plenty of free parking and the beautiful Centenary Park has public accessible toilets, a children’s playground and free barbeque facilities.

The Shire of Woodanilling is 1126 square kilometers and contains 84.36km kilometers of sealed roads and 453.47 kilometers of unsealed roads, has one square kilometer of parks and gardens and 160 dwellings.

The localities within the Shire are: Beaufort River, Boyerine, Cartmeticup, Glencoe, Kenmare Westwood and Woodanilling.

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Shire Statistics

Area in km2 1126
Distance from Perth 252km
Total number of residents 423
Total number of dwellings 160
Total number of rateable properties 351
Operating revenue $1,982,410
Length of sealed roads 84.36km
Length of gravel roads 453.47km

Community Groups

  • Woodanilling Playgroup
  • Woodanilling P & C Association
  • Woodanilling Volunteer Bushfire Brigades
  • Woodanilling CWA
  • Kenmare Hall Committee
  • Woodanilling Sport & Recreation Association
  • Woodanilling Men's Shed

Sporting Groups

  • Woodanilling Rangers Hockey Club
  • Woodanilling Short Mat Bowls Group

Essential Services


Woodanilling’s town water is supplied by a comprehensive water scheme from the Harris River Dam. Quality is good and supply needs would have to be discussed with the relevant authority if a large supply is needed. For further details please contact the Water Corporation.


Woodanilling power is supplied from the Muja Power Station. For additional information please contact Western Power.


Woodanilling is serviced by TransWA bus transport. There are a number of general freight carriers who provide a service to Woodanilling.

Turning Graffiti Into Art Project

With funding from WA Police –Strategic Crime Prevention Unit, Shire of Woodanilling engaged professional artist Rob Ewing from EwingArts to work with young residents of Woodanilling to produce a wonderful result at the Skate Park within the Woodanilling Park.

The children worked with Rob and a wonderful band of volunteers during the October school holidays to change the skate park into a colourful art piece and in addition, created some beautiful unique art boards which now adorn the fence at the park and make up a beautiful gallery for all to be proud of.

The whole project was designed to bring awareness to the community to reduce vandalism and graffiti.

Senior Constable Carol Eaton visited Woodanilling and addressed the children about graffiti. The Shire of Woodanilling would like to thank the Katanning Police and all the volunteer helpers as well as parents for allowing their children to participate in the project.

A special thank you also to the works crew members who hung the art works on the fence and put the final protective coat on the art works.

Rob Ewing in Woodanilling Blog Spot