Welcome to 'The Sandalwood Shire'

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The Sandalwood Shire

The Shire of Mt Marshall officially became known as 'the Sandalwood Shire' in February 2007. Mr Norm Bates, a resident of Bencubbin approached the shire in 2007 and shared his idea of restoring a sandalwood dray and housing it in the main street of Bencubbin to honour the sandalwooders as true pioneers of the region. Click here to read a brief history of the sandalwood industry in the Shire of Mt Marshall.


The next Ordinary Meeting of Council is scheduled to be held on Tuesday 21 April 2015 in Council Chambers, 80 Monger St, Bencubbin commencing at 3:00pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. 

Click here for the most recent Agenda. 

Shire History

In September and November of 1836 the Surveyor General Captain John Septimus Roe led a 40-day expedition out into the unknown east of the settled districts of the Avon Valley. Mt Marshall and Lake McDermott were named after Captain Marshall McDermott, an early settler to the Swan River Colony.

Sandalwooders and graziers were the first European settlers in the Mt Marshall area. The first grazing lease was taken up in 1868. Sandalwood was removed from this area from the 1880's through to the 1920's. Permanent settlement and development of the land for farms commenced around 1910. Click here to read more.


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Find the Shire of Mt Marshall on Facebook to keep up to date on whats happening within the Shire.  Simply click on the following link to go to our facebook page.  All you have to do is 'Like' our page and you will receive our posts. 

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Land Sale

Currently the Shire of Mt Marshall have several vacant residential blocks for sale.  These residential blocks are serviced.  For more information on the land or the buildings that are currently for sale, click here.


Kid Sport

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KidSport will allow eligible youth the opportunity to apply for financial assistance to contribute towards sport and recreation club fees.

Mt Marshall is proud to be participating in the program.  If your club is interested in becomming a Kidsport Club, please contact 08 9685 1202 to request a  club registration form.  If you are interested in applying for financial assistance for your family, please download a copy of Kidsport Brochure and Application For Voucher below.  

Kidsport BrochurePDF                                        Please note that this form is only for not for profit sporting clubs.  

Kidsport Application for Voucher Form-PDF  

If you have any further questions on Kidsport, please do not hesitate to contact the Community and Recreation Development Officer, Sally Morgan, on 96851202 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  



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Sport & Recreation Master Plan - Survey 2015-10-03

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