Western Australia
Darkan is located 202 kilometres south south-east of Perth.

The town is situated within the Blackwood Basin catchment area of the Blackwood River, and is the administrative centre for the Shire of West Arthur. It is surrounded by a fertile, high rainfall wheat and sheep farming area, and serviced by a small number of businesses located within the town, plus by the Co-operative Bulk Handling grain storage bin located 3km to the east.

A roadhouse, supermarket, telecentre, golf course, shire hall, hotel, synthetic tennis courts, basketball courts, primary school and a skatepark are each located within the town. Also, a Mens Shed, which consists of a woodworking and a metal working area for use by local retirees to create various projects.

A 47km long disused rail trail runs from Darkan to Collie. The old station at Bowelling can be used as an overnight stopover on the trail if required as it is located approximately half way between Darkan and Collie. Visit the Darkan Rail Trail website

Nearby schools
Darkan District High School
Darkan Primary School

Nearby places
Williams  Wagin  Collie

Connections to the National Broadband Network are not due to be available in Darkan until after 2015. Learn more.

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Countryside near Darkan.
Countryside near Darkan
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