Mingenew is another of those small towns that the larger centres (Geraldton in this instance) have been negatively affected. Mingenew still provides all of the essential services. That said a proud community is clearly obvious.

The Shire of Mingenew was initially constituted as the Upper Irwin Road District in 1901, over a much larger area. On 12 December 1919, it was renamed to the Mingenew Road District. Between 1923 and 1928, it lost 80% of its land area to the neighboring Perenjori-Morawa district and the new districts of Carnamah and Three Springs. By 1930, it had adopted roughly its present boundaries.

The Mingenew Hotel is a great classic representation.

The Museum gives a good insight into the town and district.

The War Memorial is represented by a cenotaph and plaque in the Shire offices.

The Anglican and Catholic Churches are both formidable structures.

Mingenew is a town that should be included on that traveler diversion.

Diary notes



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course