Although the little country town of Dandaragan has had people living in and around it for more than 100 years, it wasn’t until after World War II that they worked out that the deficient local soil could be vastly improved by the addition of fertilisers.
Now the land around Dandaragan, about 107km north of Perth, supports fields of wheat, cereal, and grazing sheep and cattle.
On the drive north to Dandaragan, you'll pass through forests of beautiful red gums, and the district is another of those places that, in spring, is transformed into a sea of stunningly beautiful wildflowers that attract visitors from throughout the world.
The shire of Dandaragan is situated in the Central West region of WA and covers 6934 sq km. The area stretches along the coast from just south of Greenhead to just north of Lancelin and inland to just west of Watheroo and Mogumber.
The shire is positioned almost halfway between Perth and Geraldton and includes the coastal towns of Jurien Bay and Cervantes and the rural townships of Badgingarra and Dandaragan. Jurien Bay is the largest of the four towns with a population of 1200.