Shire of Sandstone

Situated on the main road between Mt Magnet and Leinster, right in the heart of the spectacular east Murchison District, Sandstone is where you’ve got the action of gold prospecting and the industry of mining and pastoral stations, all coexisting with a rapidly growing Tourism industry.

Sandstone offers sensational weather nine months of the year, temperatures in the mid 20s, clear blue skies, amazing breakaways, waterholes, wildflowers, wildlife and a host of natural features, all one day’s drive from Perth.

Experience the oasis of the Murchison with its red terrain and vivid blue skies. Contact the Sandstone Visitors Centre today.

Sandstone now has a 24hour card operated self serve fuel station, selling diesel and unleaded petrol, situated in the main street opposite the National Hotel.

Sandstone is one of the best places on earth to experience spectacular sunsets and the glory of the night sky. The darkness of the outback sky and clear atmosphere make it a brilliant location to stargaze.

Play a round on our unique 18 hole golf course, take a drive along the Heritage Trail, cool off in our Water Park or try your luck gold prospecting. Experience the brillance of the night skies with a viewing at our new Astrodome. Ring our Visitors Center for a booking on 08 9963 5061or e-mail ( Subject to weather conditions)

Visit our Facebook page at Sandstone Heritage Museum & Visitor Centre.

Want information on gold prospecting or  the local mining industry in Sandstone? Visit the Department of Mines Website


During June and July 2020, the Shire of Sandstone is asking for your help with creating a new Health and Wellbeing Plan. We are inviting residents of our community to fill out our online survey, which takes about 15 minutes to do. 

We would like to hear your views about what health and wellbeing means to you, and any difficulties you face in achieving good health and wellbeing. Your feedback will help us identify community needs and areas for action so we can work to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for all of the people who live, work and play in our Shire, both now and into the future.

Please note that your privacy is important to us. To ensure survey confidentially we do not ask for your personal identifying details and we will only be publishing aggregated data, not individual responses. Only the first six questions are compulsory, they tell us a bit about you, but do not identify you.

Any queries or problems with the survey should be directed to

     Phone: 9037 6044

Have your say now, by completing the survey and adding any extra ideas or suggestions in the comments fields.

Complete Survey Here