Southern Cross is located on the Great Eastern Highway, four hours’ drive (368 kilometres) east of Perth. It is the centre for the Yilgarn Shire (Yilgarn is the Aboriginal word for white stone or quartz). The area includes Bullfinch, Marvel Loch, Moorine Rock, Bodallin and Koolyanobbing.replacenewlinereplacenewlineSurrounded by a prosperous, well established farming area, Southern Cross is home to some of the largest farms in the State. The history that surrounds the district complements the beauty and adventure of the Shire of Yilgarn.replacenewlinereplacenewlineThe area is spectacularly beautiful in spring, with wildflowers carpeting the surrounding outback plains and Great Western Woodland - a 160,000 square kilometre temperate woodland that has great significance to the world's ecology, on a par with Africa's Serengeti and South America's Amazon.replacenewlinereplacenewlineTake a scenic woodland drive, pick from the locals' favourite picnic spots at Baladje Rock, Frog Rock, Karalee Dam or Hunts Soak, or head up to Wimmera Hill Lookout for a panoramic view of the town and surrounding farmland, salt lakes and gold mines.

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Around Southern Cross WA 6426

Our Picks on what to Do in Southern Cross WA

Southern Cross Dog Park

Lake Koorkoordine

Yilgarn History Museum

Rotary Park

Our Picks on where to Stay in Southern Cross WA

Southern Cross Caravan Park

The Palace Hotel

Moorine Rock Hotel Motel

Southern Cross Motel

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Club Hotel Southern Cross

Yilgarn Coffee Lounge

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Community Services  

Central Wheatbelt Visitor Centre WA
85 Barrack Street,

Shire of Yilgarn WA
23 Antares Street, PO Box 86,

Southern Cross Police Station WA
75 Canopus Street,

Southern Cross Hospital
Coolgardie Road,

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 355
  • Population: 680
  • State electorate(s): Eyre
  • Federal Division(s): O'Connor
  • Established (yr): 1890
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Coolgardie WA 6429 (187 km, 1 hr 54 mins)
Merredin WA 6415 (110 km, 1 hr 11 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Southern Cross WA is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.