Welcome to the Shire of Dandaragan
The Shire of Dandaragan comprises of four townships; Jurien Bay, Cervantes, Badgingarra and Dandaragan. Situated approximately 200 kilometres north of Perth and covering an area of 6,716 square kilometres, the Shire of Dandaragan has a lot to offer both residents and visitors.
The Shire is the pinnacle of the Turquoise Coast, with pristine beaches ideal for swimming, snorkelling, diving, fishing and windsurfing within Jurien Bay and Cervantes whilst the towns of Badgingarra and Dandaragan offer beautiful national parks with native flora and fauna, bush walks, unique Australian wildflowers and farming land.
With its Mediterranean climate, the area offers a relaxed lifestyle capturing the best of both the beach and inland landscapes. The summer months (December, January and February) are hot and maximum temperatures can reach 40c. Rainfall in the district ranges from 600mm in the coastal areas to 350mm in the inland area in the winter months (June, July and August) when the temperatures drop considerably.
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Indian Ocean Festival 2014
Jurien Bay is to again host to this years most anticipated event,The Indian Ocean Festival incorporating the Blessing of the Crayfishing Boats. As we come closer to the big day, being Saturday the 8th November the whole community is gearing up for a day jam packed with entertainment for the whole family including live music, amusement rides and local talent.
Remember to put this date Saturday 8th November into your calendar now.
Accommodation is available now so book your weekend before its too late
The Festival will be held at Dobbyn Park on the foreshore in "Jurien Bay" November 8th 2014
BENDIGO BANKS DIG FOR CASH!!
Don’t miss out on your chance to dig up a bounty of cash on the Jurien Bay Foreshore.
That’s right- Bendigo Bank have buried $1500 at a secret location at the Jurien Bay Foreshore.
You can register here now to dig it up at this year’s Indian ocean Festival on Saturday the 8th November!
Registrations close on Thursday 6th November at 5pm.
Shire of Dandaragan Public Notification
RECOMMENCE THE CLOSURE OF PORTION OF TALAVERA ROAD RESERVE FOR THE PURPOSE OF FORMALISING MEMORIAL PARK
PROPOSED ROAD CLOSURE OF A PORTION OF TALAVERA ROAD RESERVE, CERVANTES AND AMALGAMATION WITH ADJOINING “CARAVAN PARK” RESERVE 30838
'SPRAY THE GREY' YOUTH FESTIVAL
It's happening.....the inaugural 'Spray the Grey' youth festival. 12 October 2014
Please call the Shire of Dandaragan on 08 96 52 0800 and register interest for a youth bus services to be run from Cervantes, Dandaragan and Badgingarra. Register interest for buses by the 3rd of October to avoid disappointment.
EatPlayThrive is a preventative program that assists parents and carers of children aged 1-12 years in creating a healthier lifestyle for their family. The program consists of three 2.5 hour workshops conducted over a three week period. Each parent will also receive a follow-up phone call 1-2 weeks after the final workshop. Workshops will cover topics such as the importance of healthy eating and regular activity for child development, how to identify healthy foods, practical meal solutions on a budget, how to avoid family mealtime conflicts, how to incorporate movement into daily life and much more. The final workshop will conclude with parents cooking a healthy meal together, using skills learned over the program’s duration.
EatPlayThrive is funded by the Department of Health until mid-2015 and is free for all participants. The Child Health Promotion Research Centre will be evaluating the program. Workshops are typically run at host agencies such as schools, playgroups, child care centres and community centres. An on-site crèche can be provided for children aged 0-4 for the duration of the workshops if necessary.