SHIRE OF WANDERING
The Shire of Wandering is located some 120km south-sast of Perth, it is a short yet scenic drive off the Albany Highway through many picturesque fields and homes. Wandering is primarily a farming district with approximately 600 people residing in the Shire, and less than 100 people in the township itself.
As the town grows, and becomes more attractive as a "Tree Change", it is obvious why people from all corners of the world are being attracted to the community. The Shire of Wandering insists on a friendly focus and maintaining a nurturing community where diversity, difference and a sense of identity are respected and valued. Seeking input from the local community, the Shire of Wandering will continually develop to become a place of warmth and relaxation.
Wandering was officially settled in 1866 when the first freehold lots were granted to George and John Watts whose wandering horses some 5 years earlier had found the local property where "Grassdale" is located now.
The major industries within the Shire are agricultural based which include cereal crops, pulse crops, oil seed, sheep, cattle, pigs and vineyards.
The area has recently been recognised for the quality wines produced in the region and is celebrated annually with the prestigious Wandering Wine Awards held locally in the town. Wandering is also famous for its cold nights, where some of the lowest temperatures in WA have been recorded. As the locals say; “it’s a four dog night!”
Licensed Post Office
24 hour fuel facility