Welcome to the Shire of Lake Grace

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Lake Grace Shire is situated in the South-East of Western Australia and is one of the largest agricultural Shires in the State. It incorporates the communities of Lake Grace, Newdegate, Lake King, Varley and part of Pingaring, and has 1,361 people inhabiting its 11,890 km2.



With beautiful landscapes, great produce and welcoming communities, the Shire of Lake Grace is a must to visit.

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Recreation & Halls

The Shire has a range of facilities available to hire for meetings, functions and events.

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Ranger Services

A range of Information on responsible dog and cat ownership and registration information

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See the range of forms that can now be downloaded or completed online.

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Annual Reports & Budgets, Agendas, Minutes....and more. Our publications can now be viewed online.

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Community News

Our Community News provides the latest Shire information, stories and notices. View the latest edition here.

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Latest News

Job Opportunity - Library Officer - Lake King - Casual

10/02/2020 9:12am

The Shire of Lake Grace is currently seeking a customer focused, well organised and hard working Library Officer to join the Lake King Library to provide relief cover, on a casual basis. 


ROAD CLOSURE - Carstairs Road

07/02/2020 8:29am

Due to an active fire in the region the following road closure is now in place:

Carstairs Road through to the Mulcahy Road intersection is  – CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES

The status of the road closure will be reviewed as required and updates will be provided as and when they become available.

We advise all motorists to avoid the area and source alternative routes.

We also have Shire staff and machinery attending to this fire.

We thank you for your patience.

Job Opportunity - Development Services Administration Officer - Full Time - Lake Grace

05/02/2020 4:13pm

The Shire of Lake Grace is seeking an experienced, efficient and hardworking Development Services Administration Officer to join our Development Services Department on a full time basis. 


Job Opportunity - Executive Assistant - Full Time - Lake Grace

05/02/2020 11:27am

The Shire of Lake Grace is currently seeking an experienced, self motivated and efficient Executive Assistant to join our Executive Services Team on a full time basis. 


Regional Migration Poster Gingin

Visa options for employing workers in regional Australia - Free information sessions

15/01/2020 3:19pm

Visa options for employing workers in regional Australia - Free information sessions

Learn about new regional visa options for your business where positions cannot be filled by Australian workers. While regional employers are the primary audience, members of the public are also free to register and attend either session.


PUBLIC NOTICE - Shire of Lake Grace Annual Electors Meeting & 2018/2019 Annual Report

20/12/2019 9:44am

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Electors of the Shire of Lake Grace is to be held on:

Wednesday 5 February 2020 at 7.30pm

at Varley Sports Pavilion, Varley WA. 

Please be advised that the Annual Report for the financial year ended 30 June 2019 is now available. 


Community Fire Information Update - Lake Hope Bush Fire

13/12/2019 5:01pm

Click here for the latest update on the Lake Hope Bush Fire as of 2.00pm on 19 December 2019 


Updated Strategic Community Water Supplies Map is Now Available

10/12/2019 2:56pm

The latest updated Strategic Community Water Supplies Maps provided by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) are now available for the Shire of Lake Grace and Kulin. 

Download your copy here. 


Message from Water Corporation - Water Supply in Bush Fire - This Information Could Save Your Life

25/11/2019 3:28pm

If you plan to stay and defend your home, you must have an independent water supply and pumping capability. Scheme water may not be available due to damaged infrastructure and cuts to electricity. Experience shows that when there is an extreme demand water supply and pressure are at risk. 


2020 Council Meeting Dates

25/11/2019 9:57am

In accordance with section 5.25(g) of the Local Government Act 1995, residents of the Shire of Lake Grace are advised of the following Council Meeting Arrangements for 2020. 



Dry Season for Livestock Water Supply – SURVEY EXTENDED

19/11/2019 9:08am

Livestock farmers are encouraged to complete a short survey about your livestock water supplies ASAP. This will help the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) to manage emergency livestock water and community water supplies during the dry summer/autumn season. The survey will remain open over the summer period, however DWER are keen to hear from as many farmers as soon as possible.

To complete the survey, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Stock_Water_Dry_Season_Survey

Alternatively, a hard copy can be picked up at either the Shire Office, or from the Lake Grace and Newdegate CRC offices. A downloadable PDF version can be accessed here

If you would like more information, please contact DWER, Rural Planning on 08 9841 0100 or email: dryseasonsurvey@dwer.wa.gov.au



28/10/2019 11:16am

As of 1 November 2019 the Shire of Lake Grace entered its Prohibited Burning Period which will be in effect until 31 January 2020.

Please note that firebreaks must also be maintained from 1 November 2019 until 30 April 2020.

 For more information please refer to the Shire’s Fire Management Notice 2019-20, link below.



CWA Drought Appeal Funds for WA Farmers

18/10/2019 2:59pm

The Country Women's Association of WA Drought Relief Program has over $450,000 in funding to assist drought-affected farmers with household expenses and maintenance a basic standard of living. 


Energy Efficient Communities Program - Grant Funding Applications

16/08/2019 3:14pm

The Energy Efficient Communities Program will deliver $50 million of grants to assist business and community organisations to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies and better manage energy consumption to reduce their power bills. 

Funding will support activities to help community organisations to save energy through:

  • equipment upgrades that reduce energy consumption, including energy generation and storage projects
  • completion of energy systems assessments to investigate energy saving opportunities 

Grant applications to fund energy generation and storage projects for eligible community organisations will open in October 2019.

Grant applications for other equipment upgrades and energy audits will open by early 2020. 

For more information and to find out if your community organisation is eligible, please visit: