Mount Magnet is one of the Mid West region’s original gold mining towns, and the longest surviving gold mining settlement in Western Australia. The prominent hill that is adjacent to the current townsite was called West Mount Magnet in 1854 by explorer Robert Austin, having named a smaller hill 64 km away, East Mount Magnet (now called Carron Hill). Both hills had an extremely high iron content which affected the readings of his compass. West Mount Magnet had its Aboriginal name reinstated by the Surveyor General in 1972, 'Warramboo," meaning campfire camping place. The magnetic variation at Mount Magnet is zero: magnetic north equals true north.

Images around Mount Magnet WA 6638

Around Mount Magnet WA 6638

Our Picks on what to Do in Mount Magnet WA


Mount Magnet Mining and Pastoral Museum - WA

The Granites

Mount Magnet Visitors Centre WA

Reconciliation Wall and Garden

Our Picks on where to Stay in Mount Magnet WA

Mount Magnet Grand Hotel

Mount Magnet Caravan Park

Commercial Club Hotel

Our Picks on what to Eat in Mount Magnet WA

Mt Magnet Meats

Mount Magnet Coffee Shop

Gem's Outback Diner

Shopping in Mount Magnet WA

Community Services  

Mount Magnet Visitors Centre WA
22 Hepburn Street,

Shire Of Mount Magnet WA
Lot 163 Hepburn Street,

Mount Magnet Police Station WA
33 Richardson Street,

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 426
  • Population: 470
  • State electorate(s): North West
  • Federal Division(s): Durack
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Cue WA 6640 (80 km, 52 mins)
Meekatharra WA 6642 (195 km, 2 hrs 5 mins)
Yalgoo WA 6635 (126 km, 1 hr 21 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Mount Magnet 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.