Welcome to the Shire of Dundas


Norseman is a major stopping point within the Great Western Woodlands for travellers to and from the Eastern States and is an ideal place to take a break on your journey.

Norseman is the major town in the Shire of Dundas and is situated 726 km from Perth. The Borders of the Shire are 45km North of Norseman, 50km South of Norseman, 165km West of Norseman (as the crow flies) and East until you reach the WA/SA border. Eucla is the other townsite in the Shire of Dundas and is situated 717 km East of Norseman.

Gold, put Norseman on the map in 1894 when prospector Laurie Sinclair stopped off to visit his brother on his way to Esperance. He tethered his horse "Hardy Norseman" overnight and in the morning was amazed to discover that it had pawed up a gold nugget. A bronze tribute to "Norseman" can bee seen in the town centre.


Administration Office & Depot Closure

Christmas 2019 / New Year 2020

Please be advised that the Shire Administration Office and Depot will be closed over the Christmas/New Year period from 12:00pm Friday 20th December 2019 and reopening at 8:00am Monday 6th January 2020.

 The street rubbish bin collection will occur on the following dates:

Friday 20th December – Commercial

Monday 23rd December – Residential & Commercial

Friday 27th December – Commercial

Monday 30th January – Residential & Commercial

Friday 3rd January – Commercial

Monday 6th January – Residential & Commercial


The Rubbish Tip hours will be the following:

Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 4:00pm


Reopen Friday 26th December

Note: All Public Holidays – 9:00am – 4:00pm


The Office closure includes Department of Transport Licensing services. Please keep in mind that some licensing payments can be made over the phone or via the internet. Please refer to your licensing papers for more information or call 13 11 56.

Please ensure your gym membership is up to date!


The library will also be closed so please make sure you have your books borrowed before the 20th December!


A reminder that from December 1st to March 31st (inclusive) all burning, including garden refuse is PROHIBITED during this period.  Firebreaks are to be maintained and clear of flammable material until March 31st 2018.  Fines will be issued for non-compliance.

The Councillors and Staff would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe Christmas and a Happy New Year!  If you are travelling over the Christmas/New Year period please drive safely and be roadwise.

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