About Us

The Shire of Upper Gascoyne is one of Western Australia’s most remote local governments covering an area of some 57,809 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.

Gascoyne Junction Township is home to the Shire of Upper Gascoyne and is situated 176km east of Carnarvon.  Gascoyne Junction is the gateway to the Kennedy Range National Park and Mount Augustus National Park.  Gascoyne Junction is also where Western Australia's two longest rivers the Gascoyne and Lyons meet.  Wildflowers carpet the Shire from July to September each year. 

The Junction Pub & Tourist Park is the main business in Gascoyne Junction providing a range of accommodation to visitors to our region, a roadhouse and convenience store along with a Pub serving meals 7 days a week. 

The Gascoyne Junction Museum, the ANZAC Memorial Statue, Federation Park and the Waterhole should be on each visitors to do list.  A children's playground is located at Federation Park alongside the Gascoyne Junction Pavilion (a fully air-conditioned venue available for hire and also the venue of our annual Community Christmas Party), a rotunda, providing shade for a lunchtime stop as well as free gas BBQ and wood fired pizza oven.  The sports oval with cricket pitch and tennis courts in the centre of town is the focus for sporting activities within the Shire. 

Public Toilets are located next to the Shire Administration Building on Scott Street and inside the Community Resource Centre during opening hours.

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.

Shire Office Hours & Community Resource Centre Hours

Monday to Thursday:   8.30am to 4.30pm

Friday:                         8.30am to 3.00pm


Shire of Upper Gascoyne Administration Building                       Gascoyne Junction Community Resource Centre