|Population 672 (2013 est)|
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Shire of Dowerin Wyalkatchem
Council seat Dowerin
Federal division Division of Durack
Website Shire of Dowerin
Area 1,847 km²
Mayor Dale Metcalf
The Shire of Dowerin is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 160 kilometres (99 mi) northeast of Perth, the state capital. The Shire covers an area of 1,847 square kilometres (713 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Dowerin.
Map of Dowerin, WA, Australia
On 3 November 1911, the Dowerin Road District was gazetted. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.
From 3 May 2003 the Shire has been divided into 3 wards.
Previously, Town Ward had 2 councillors and six wards had one councillor each: Daren, Hindmarsh, Koombekine, Manmanning, Minnivale and Ucarty.