Latest News and Notices

Cranbrook Show

The 20th Act-Belong-Commit Cranbrook Show is on Saturday 1st April

10am - 5pm at Frederick Square

Come along for this family fun day. Free entry.

For more info contact Cranbrook Tourism & Busniness Promotion Group, Bernie Climie 0407261123

Cranbrook Show


Australian Road Safety Awards Finalist

We are pleased to announce that the Shire of Cranbrook has been named as a finalist in the Australian Road Safety Awards, with the winners being announced in Melbourne on 22 March, 2017.

The Chief Executive Officer and Manager of Works prepared an application late last year and submitted early in January. The application was for an award under the category of ‘Local Government Initiatives’, which is sponsored by the Department of Transport NSW. In the application, we focused on the safety benefits gained from the closure of the Frankland-Cranbrook East Road (commonly referred to as the Northern Two Mile) and the impact the reduction in heavy vehicles has had on the safety of residents living in a built up area.

The Shire is ecstatic at being named a finalist in this national award, which is a reflection of the hard work and effort put in by all the staff currently working at the Shire.

Have Your Say

Please have a say in the future development of our Shire

During February and March, the Shire is inviting community members to contribute to a review of the Strategic Community Plan

This is a great opportunity for residents to have input into the future direction of the Shire

We need your feedback and participation at the community workshops and community survey


Monday 13 March 2017

Session 1 - 12pm – 2pm at the Frankland River Town Hall 

Session 2 - 5pm – 7pm at the Cranbrook Town Hall   

Please register your intention to attend by calling the Shire on 9826 1008 or email

Independent Living Centre to visit

The Independent Living Centre WA is coming to visit some areas of Great Southern in March 2017 and there is some availability for the Occupational Therapist to visit community groups, health professionals or individuals and discuss and provide some guidance around assistive equipment.

The Great Southern Trip is planned for the 3rd week March and it is anticipated that the ILC Caravan will be in the Shire of Cranbrook between Wednesday 15th March – Wednesday 22nd March.

The ILC is Western Australia’s only not-for-profit organisation specialising in information and advice on assistive equipment and technology, enabling people to live independently while completing their daily activities.

If your community group or organisation would like to take up the offer of FREE expert advice, fill in the Expression of Interest Form. The ILC can show you hundreds of products that make life easier, and provide talks and information to Senior groups, HACC, and other community groups.

Individual appointments can also be booked on the referral form.

Forms available: Expression of Interest for groups or Individual booking

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jill or Amanda at ILC 93810600.

The Independent Living Centre WA provides information and advice, assessment, funding and hire services that enable Western Australians of all ages and abilities to live more independent and fulfilling lives.

Funding Announcement

Funding Announcement
The Shire of Cranbrook had the pleasure of hosting a Funding Announcement by the Great Southern Development Commission, and presented by the Hon Terry Waldron MLA.

The following projects were successful in obtaining funding:
Regional Grants Scheme (Royalties for Regions)
Cranbrook Regional Motocross Facility - Stage One - $200,000

Great Southern Community Chest Fund
Cranbrook Golf Club Refurbishment - $13,753
Shire of Cranbrook Speech Therapy - $50,000

Thank you to the Great Southern Development Commission, The Hon Terry Redman MLA - Regional Development Minister, and The Hon Terry Waldron MLA - Member for Wagin.

Well done to all the groups and Shire staff involved in the funding application process, such a great effort!