Lake Ballard

Shire of Menzies

The town of Menzies is located 132 kilomeMenzies town hall clocktres north of Kalgoorlie on the Goldfields Highway. In the early 1900s Menzies had a population of over 5000 people. Today, the town and district, which includes the Aboriginal community of Tjuntjuntjura,  is home to approximately 400 people.

In days gone by Menzies was founded upon gold with many of Western Australia's wealthiest gold deposits unearthed. These days the town is very popular for prospectors hoping to unearth a lucrative find. Tourism is now the town and district's major industry. Menzies is 51 kilometres from the iconic Antony Gormley sculptures on Lake Ballard. This permanent exhibition has captured the imagination of people from around Australia and the world, leading to increased visitor numbers and opportunities for economic development. The extensive promotion of the Golden Quest Trail, which is a 965 kilometre self-drive adventure through the Goldfields, has also boosted the profile of Menzies.

The Shire is also rich in mineral deposits such as iron ore, gold, uranium, mineral sands and nickel. Various operations both large and small exist and many others in the planning stages are located within the 125,000 square kilometres of Shire territory. Please select one of the following links to explore the Shire of Menzies:Colourful facade of Menzies roadhouse


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