Our Shire

​Stay a while in the town of Newdegate which lies at the centre of the shire. Newdegate was settled in 1922 and the railway line was extended from Lake Grace in 1926. By 1928, Newdegate had four general stores, a hotel, baker, saddler, two garages, fruit shop and a town hall. Today the town, though smaller, is a self-sufficient farming community which hosts one of the State's major agricultural events - Newdegate Machinery Field Days.

The Field Days are held every September, with 40 hectares of machinery, agricultural goods, art/craft displays, and regional produce. Join in a real country fair, going since 1972, with food, fashion, carnival rides and stalls. Displays include crop information, stock and wool promotions, and speed shear events. Catch up with tourism information at the Pioneer Park gazebo in the town centre, or relax in the park gardens with barbeques for public use.

While you're in the area, come into the Newdegate Community Resource Centre to check your email. The Hainsworth Building, which houses the Newdegate Pioneer Museum, was originally built as a general store and dining room in 1931/2. The heritage listed building also functioned as a boarding house for railway workers and travellers. Come in to the museum and see a fine collection of photographs, historical objects and musical instruments from times of early settlement. Wander outside to see examples of early agricultural machinery.

Contact the Shire today...

Interested in Lake Grace and the Shire Towns, or can't find the information you're after? Important contacts are below, or use the form to send an email direct to a Shire representative. Remember to include your contact details if you want someone to get back to you.

Lake Grace Shire

Lake Grace Shire Information
Street Address Shire Administration office, 1 Bishop Street Lake Grace
Postal Address PO Box 50 Lake Grace 6353
Phone 9890 2500
Fax 9890 2599

Emergency After Hours Contact

Emergency After Hours Contact Information
Works Supervisor 0427 651 127
Head Gardener 0429 651 112
Building Supervisor 0429 651 106
Manager Corporate Services 0488 274 977
Community Emergency Services Manager 0429 651 616