Geo Hub of the Murchison
Shire of Mount Magnet

About Mount Magnet

The Mount Magnet Township is located 567 kilometres north of Perth, encompasses 13,877 square kilometres in area and has a population of approximately 450 people. The township of Mount Magnet lies at the foot of a prominent mount called Warramboo Hill. Mount Magnet is a well-established town with a colourful history, local characters and many modern services. The town of Mount Magnet is the major residential area in the Shire, although the ‘vacant’ towns of Lennonville and Boogardie are also located in the Shire.

The mining and pastoral industries form the economic base of the Shire with tourism becoming an important contributor to the economy. With numerous historical buildings, heritage sites and walk trails Mount Magnet offers visitors to the area a fantastic insight into years gone by. Whether you visit overnight or for an extended stay, Mount Magnet offers a great array of accommodation and general services.

The Shire of Mount Magnet Council is committed to creating an environment that is an enjoyable place to live; to building a secure future for the community and to being recognised as a leader in facilitating progress within the Murchison Region.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has an initiative to strengthen local government accountability and performance.  By clicking on the link below you can find out how local governments are raising, spending and managing their money.

Our Vision

Mount Magnet will be a self-reliant, strong regional community with services and facilities to support an active and vibrant community population that values, maintains and shares the region’s unique natural and built environment.

Our Mission

The Council of the Shire of Mount Magnet will provide local civic leadership and governance through good decision making, accountability and transparency. We will protect and enhance our unique culture, heritage, economy and the environment for the people of our community. We will do this through promoting a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, by caring for our community assets and by fostering a prosperous economy.

Some more links for you to explore

History and Heritage

Mount Magnet Brochure

About the Shire of Mount Magnet – Government of Western Australia – Mycouncil


Sporting Facilities Available

Venues for Hire