Chapman Valley Visitor Information
Shire of Chapman Valley
The Shire of Chapman Valley is a Local Government Area in the Mid-West Region of Western Australia, approximately 460 kilometres north-north-west of Perth, the state capital. Situated along the Coral Coast and fronting the Indian Ocean to the west, the Shire forms part of Australia's western boundaries. The LGA has an estimated population of 1,069 residents over a 3,964.7-square-kilometre area.
The Shire of Chapman Valley was first established as the Upper Chapman Road District in January 1901. It was renamed the Chapman Valley Road District in March 1958, and finally proclaimed a Shire in July 1961 with the passage of the Local Government Act of 1960. The LGA takes its name from the Chapman River, which itself is believed to have been named in honour of John Chapman, a British politician.
With the town of Nabawa as Council Seat, the Shire of Chapman Valley is represented in the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia by the Electoral District of Moore, and by the Federal Division of Durack in the Australian House of Representatives. The Shire comprises 11 other towns, namely Howatharra, Mount Erin, Nanson, Naraling, Narra Tarra, Oakajee, Protheroe, Rockwell, Whelarra, Yetna, and Yuna. Its neighbouring LGAs are Greater Geraldton and Northampton.
With a complementing number of cultural, historical, and natural attractions within its borders, the Shire of Chapman Valley is always worth a visit. Local events and sites that regularly draw people to the Shire include the Chapman Valley Agricultural Show, Chapman Valley Museum, Chapman Valley Winery, Coronation Beach, Lavender Valley Farm, Moresby Range, Noondamurra Pool, Nukara Music Festival, Redhill Concert, and Yuna Regatta.