Shire information

The Shire of Ashburton


Ashburton landscape

The Shire of Ashburton comprises four established town sites: Tom Price, Paraburdoo, Onslow and Pannawonica, spanning a massive 105,647km² from ‘reef to range’ – that’s nearly half the size of Victoria!

Covering such a vast region, it’s not surprising the Shire has a long list of attractions to boast. Headlined by the awe-inspiring Karijini Park, the region is also the lifeblood of oil, gas, mining, cattle and fishing industries.

As the Shire grows in stature, diversity continues to be Ashburton’s badge of honour, complementing existing Indigenous communities with thriving tourism and industry; a curious hybrid epitomised by the contrasting nature of the tropical-arid landscapes themselves.

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