The Shire of Upper Gascoyne is one of Western Australia’s most remote local governments covering an area of some 46,602 square kilometres. The Shire encompasses a number of communities including the Gascoyne Junction township, Woodgamia Aboriginal Community and Burringurrah Aboriginal Community, with its main industries being Pastoral, Mining Exploration and Tourism.
The Shire of Upper Gascoyne has a population of approximately 250, with the town offering a range of facilities and activities for residents.
A sports oval and tennis courts in the centre of town is the focus for sporting activities within the Shire. Adjoining the Oval is the Gascoyne Junction Pavilion, a fully air-conditioned venue, where public and private events are frequently held.
A bright new children’s playground is located on the main street, while the Federation Park beside the oval has a pleasant rotunda, providing shade for a lunchtime stop as well as free gas BBQ and wood fired pizza oven.
The town includes a Remote Community School, a Community Resource Centre (CRC) and also has a sealed air-strip with pilot activated lights (PAL) which is used by the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
The new Tourism Precinct provides the community with fresh social and retail infrastructure complete with a tavern, caravan park, childrens playgrounds, swimming pool and camping grounds, 24 hour fuel facility and a roadhouse / cafe including a convenience store.