Town of Miling

Miling is the first true wheatbelt town that the traveller encounters on the Great Northern Highway as they venture north of Perth. It is a small but friendly community whose focus is predominately the wheat and sheep farming in the surrounding area.

The most obvious landmark within the town is the grain receival complex (CBH). Harvest time between November and January is when the wheat bins and all the surrounding farms become a hive of activity as the grain is harvested and then transported from the paddock to the bin.


Miling was established on its present site in 1925 when the railway was completed. There was already a thriving group of farmers in the area, the first of these had arrived in 1906 to start clearing the virgin bush blocks they had selected. This early group settled around an area approximately eight kilometres north east of Miling that contained a natural spring called the Duckling Mining Spring. The name Miling was derived from this spring and there was a deliberate change of a road sign by one of the early settlers that cemented the change.


Miling stands on one of Australia's main arterial highways and daily sees the full diversity of travellers. Those who stop no doubt appreciate the subtle attractions the town has to offer. Opportunities exist in the form of a small number of unused buildings, both commercial and residential, that could be developed into additional businesses for the town. The farms that surround the town provide the financial backbone of the town and any new ventures would need to focus on this to some degree.

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