Meekatharra is a small town situated on the Great Northern Highway, in the Mid West region of Western Australia. It is a centre for sheep and cattle transshipment, initially by rail but now by road trains. It is also a regional home to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the School of the Air. Heritage buildings in Meekatharra maintain character in the town centre while the local museum puts it all into context. Located in the library, the museum contains more than 100 photographs and items of memorabilia of life through the ages in Meekatharra.
Those visiting Meekatharra can find short-term parking at the Lions Park Area, situated in Hill Street. There is no fee to stay here and parking is limited to 24 hours. A dump point is located at Lot 58 Main Street, and potable water can be obtained from the Visitors Rest Area, also located in Main Street.
Meekatharra is a quaint town, rich in history. Active and profitable gold mining operations continue in the district and the relics of those long since past, dotted throughout the countryside, fill the imagination of the inquisitive tourists. The Meeka Rangelands Discovery Trail provides a fascinating insight into the history, and natural and cultural heritage of Meekatharra along an easy three kilometre walk around Meekatharra Creek. The trail also includes the Meeka Lookout, an opportunity to take in the vast red rangelands and appreciate the beauty of the outback landscape.
Council Office, adj to museum & library, 54 Main St, Meekatharra
Ph: 08 9980 0600
Main St, between Savage St & Porter St
Short Term Parking
Vacant lot opp Royal Mail Hotel; Lions Park Area, Hill St, 24hr
Long Term Parking
Peace George, Gascoyne Junction Rd
Lot 58, Main St. Lat: -26.59366 Long: 118.49593
Main St, at the Visitors Rest Area
Savage St, Ph: 08 9981 0600
Outpatients at the hospital, Mon-Fri: 9am-12pm & 2pm–4pm
Main St, next to Coates Hire, Ph: 08 9980 1798
Farmer Jacks Foodworks, Main St, Ph: 08 9981 1088