About Us

Menzies is a mining town in the goldfields, 730kms north east of Perth and 132kms north of Kalgoorlie. The Shire of Menzies covers a total area of 125,000 square kms and has annual revenue of approximately $1.4million. There is a total population of approximately 400 people with 150 of those living in town. The town of Kookynie is the sister town within the Shire’s boundaries and consists of approximately 12 full time residents and the well-known Grand Hotel. About 150 residents live at the Tjuntjuntjara Community in the Great Victorian Desert approximately 700kms east of Menzies near the South Australian border

Shire Statistics

Area of Shire 128,353 km2
Distance from Perth 730 km
Shire Revenue $5,929,469
Population Menzies - 235 Tjuntjuntjara - 150
No. of Rate Assessments 1,850
No. of Dwellings 130
Length of Roads sealed 46.6 km, unsealed 2,134 km
Localities in Area Menzies  6436
Kookynie  6431
Tjuntjuntjara  6431
Morapoi  6431
Council Meets Last Thursday in month at 1:00 pm
Local Industry
  • Pastoral
  • Mining (gold, nickel, iron ore)
  • Tourism
Library Open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Lady Shenton Building
Community Resource Centre/Visitor Center

Open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Lady Shenton Building

Education Menzies Community School
Tjuntjuntjara Remote Community School
Health Care Menzies Nursing Post - Part-time Nurse (three days per week), visiting Flying Doctor Clinic once per month
Recreational & Leisure Tennis/Basketball Courts
Indoor Courts for Badminton/Volleyball
Town Oval
Plant and Machinery For details, contact the Manager of Works on 04-0849-4925 or email works@menzies.wa.gov.au
Utilities Horizon Power (240v AC)
Water Corporation (scheme)
Bottled gas (Agency at Menzies Hotel)
Rubbish removal– Shire of Menzies
Tourist Attractions Lake Ballard (Gormley Statues), Niagara Dam, Kookynie; historic buildings, Menzies Cemetery, Golden Quest Trail, Goongarrie Cottages, Town Walk Trail
Significant Events Australia Day Awards and Community Breakfast
ANZAC Day Dawn Service and Community Breakfast
Menzies Cyclassic – Long weekend in June
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Town Christmas Party