Our Community


The Wickepin Shire covers an area of 198,900 hectares which includes the townsites of Wickepin, Yealering, Harrismith and Tincurrin with a combined population of approximately 750 people. The Avon, Blackwood and Murray Rivers rise in the shire which produces large quantities of cereal grains and boasts more stud farms than any other district within Australia.

More information about the Shire of Wickepin is available from the shire council website.



New Residents

Welcome to the Shire of Wickepin! Please come into the Resource centre to collect your free 'Welcome Pack'. The pack contains valuable information about organisations and businesses in the Shire of Wickepin. It will give you an impression of the community and will advise you on what is available for you. You will also receive a complimentary copy of the Wickepin Community Telephone Book.



Local Newspaper

The local community newspaper for the Shire of Wickepin is called the Watershed News. It services the areas of Dudinin, Toolibin, Tincurrin, Harrismith, Yealering and Wickepin.
Watershed News is published fortnightly and available to residents of the Shire of Wickepin at no cost.

Click here for more information about Watershed News.


Books written or containing information about the Wickepin District:

If you are interested in books about the Wickepin District or books written by locals, then this is the section for you. You will find a selection of books that have been published. Unfortunately we can't provide you with information on the books' availability, but we do hope this selection will give you an idea.