Southern Cross is a town in Western Australia, 371 kilometres east of state capital Perth on the Great Eastern Highway. It was founded by gold prospectors in 1888, and gazetted in 1890. It is the major town and administrative centre of the Shire of Yilgarn. At the 2016 census, Southern Cross had a population of 680.

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Yilgarn History Museum

Southern Cross Dog Park

Rotary Park

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Southern Cross Caravan Park

The Palace Hotel

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Yilgarn Coffee Lounge

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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.

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