Welcome to the Shire of Bruce Rock

Bruce Rock is located in the heart of the Wheatbelt, 245km east of Perth. A thriving agricultural town with an approximate population of 700 people, with 1200 people making up the Shire.

We welcome visitors to enjoy the picturesque main street, gardens, amphitheatre and sculpture park, historic buildings, museums, federation style veranda’s and great facilities.

With a great community spirit, rich agricultural history and plenty of services and facilities on offer, the Shire of Bruce Rock is an ideal country town to raise a family.

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About The Shire

This alternative route between Perth and Kalgoorlie is 35kms longer, yet 20 minutes shorter than the Great Eastern Highway. It avoids most of the traffic problems, and includes some wonderful scenery through some of the country’s prime wheat and wool producing areas.

Bruce Rock was originally known as Nunagin, but confusion with other towns in the area led to the change to its present name. The town's name originates from a low granite outcrop, which lies to the east of the town. This was named after a sandalwood cutter named John Rufus Bruce, who set up his camp near a soak at the base of the rock.

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