Our Community

Newdegate is a small but bustling townsite in the Great Southern agricultural region. It is situated in the heart of the south-eastern wheatbelt of Western Australia – about halfway between Perth in the West and Esperance in the south-east.

The townsite was gazetted in 1925 and honours Sir Francis Newdegate, the Governor of Western Australia from 1920 to 1924. The current population is just over 150 people.

It is a successful grain and sheep farming area and a primary receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling (CBH).

Each September the Newdegate community comes together and holds the annual Newdegate Machinery Field Days, displays include machinery and farm equipment as well as sheep and shearing competitions, fleece competitions, a ewe/hogget competition, cattle displays, wine tasting, art competition and exhibition, live music and entertainment.