Beverley Western Australia

Beverley is a wheatbelt town situated on Great Southern Highway, 133 kilometres east of Perth on the Avon River. Founded in 1838, Beverley is one of Western Australia’s oldest settlements and provides commercial and industrial support to the surrounding agricultural area.

The town is believed to be named after Beverley in Yorkshire, from where some of the earliest explorers of the Avon valley originated.

Land at Beverley was set aside for a townsite in 1831, just two years after the Swan River Colony’s foundation, Governor James Stirling by Ensign (later Lieutenant) Robert Dale, made three trips to the York-Beverley area. The district was surveyed in 1843.

Clearing of land for farming began in earnest in the 1860’s and 1870’s. However, it took until the 1950’s and the advent of mechanised clearing to open up the last parts of the current farming area.

Beverley’s history, attractiveness and location makes it a must see for a day trip from Perth. A suggestion is to do the ’round trip’ and travel to Beverley via the Brookton Highway and then travel home again through York and Mundaring. There are even a number of accommodation options for those wishing to stay a little longer.

Beverley Specific’s.

Population: 1,627  The Union Bank Building
Distance from Perth (km): 133
Weather average max temperature oC: 25.2
Weather Average min temperature oC: 10.2
Average annual rainfall (mm): 421
Shire Area (sq km) 2,310


  • Beverley District Hospital
  • Beverley Medical Practice
  • Beverley District High School
    - Kinder to Yr 10
  • Telecentre & (TAFE)
  • Town Hall
  • Beverley Retirement Village
  • Beverley Frail Aged Lodge
  • Infant Health Clinic
  • St John’s Ambulance
  • Bushfire Brigade
  • Beverley Youth Centre
  • Dale Community Group
  • Childcare/Day care
  • Agricultural Society
  • Rotary Club
  • Country Woman’s Association
  • Many Clubs
  • Many more Organizations etc.

  •  Aeronautical Museum  Avondale Harvest Festival

    Tourist Attractions.

    Aeronautical Museum Railway Station Gallery  Beverley Railway Station
    Avondale Discovery Farm Agricultural Show
    Dead Finish Museum Station Gallery
    Avondale Clydesdale
    & Vintage Day Clydesdale and Vintage Day
    Easter Art Exhibition and Tennis Tournament
    Avondale Harvest Festival Ferguson’s Vintage Machinery Display

     Westdale  Beverley War Memorial

    Link to Beverley Tourist Bureau.
    Link to Beverley Shire Website.