There's more to Moora

The Shire of Moora is situated approximately 172kms from Perth and consists of three main townships;

Moora (a regional centre)

Located throughout the shire are the localities of:

  • Bindi Bindi
  • Commberdale
  • Koojan
  • Round Hill

Bindi Bindi and Coomberdale have community halls, with the addition of a postal service at Bindi Bindi.

Lifestyle

The lifestyle of Moora matches the richness of the business opportunities.

The climate is Mediterranean, featuring mild winters that yield most of the year's rain. Moora’s average annual rainfall of more than 500 millimetres over 90 days each year has earned it the enviable reputation as the State's most reliable pastoral and farming district. It has never been declared a drought zone, even during the prolonged nationwide drought at the beginning of the 1990's. Summers here are warm to hot, with daytime temperatures averaging between 30 to 35 degrees Celsius.

Moora - A snapshot

The name Moora was believed to have been an adaption of an Aboriginal name for a well about 3/4 mile due west of the Moora Post Office - Moira Well.

In December 1846 the first pastoral lease was acquired (400 acres) in the Shire of Moora. A year later the first crop was reaped. By April 12th 1895 when the town of Moora was gazetted the area had been firmly established as an agricultural district.

By the early 1900's Moora consisted of a galvanised iron hotel, a small store and post office, a police station and a court house (which also served as a school for 10 students). The post office and court house still remian and can be seen on the Moora Town Walk.

Today's Moora is a thriving regional shire. While agriculture is still the predominant industry a diverse range of other economic opportunities including horticulture and livestock development exist.

The Shire of Moora boasts five commercial banks, four primary schools, a senior high school, TAFE, pharmacy, dentist, doctor, regional hospital, commerce and retail sectors and many high quality community recreational facilities.

Moora was once the site of a Salmon Gum forest with many of these beautiful trees still remaining throughout the Shire. Patches of remnant vegetation have been preserved in order to preserve the Salmon Gum and many other species including the endangered Carnaby Cockatoo. The Carnaby Cockatoo Interpretive Walk Trail has been constructed to provide an insight into the steady decline of this magnificent bird and the steps we can take to prevent their extinction. Please be mindful when you are visiting the woodlands and reserves in Moora to take only photographs and leave only footprints.

Statistics

Moora Statistics
Distance to Perth 172kms
Area of Shire 3788 square kilometres
Population (approximate) 2800
Length of roads

317km - sealed

669km - unsealed