The Shire of Mt Marshall is services by the two main centres of Beacon and Bencubbin. Beacon is a small town in the north-east wheatbelt in the Shire of Mt Marshall. Beacon is approximately 320 km north-east of Perth, located 42 km north of Bencubbin and the M40-Wyalkatchem-Southern Cross Rd, 140 km north-east of Wongan Hills, 142 km north-west of Merredin. Beacon is approx 70 km south of the Emu Proof Fence.

Bencubbin is located 100km from Merredin and 270km from Perth. Bencubbin has many old buildings from the 1920's in the main street, as well as many historic sites, reserves and granite outcrops located close to town.

The district comprises both pastoral and cropping country and has numerous granite outcrops and nature reserves that put on a magnificent wildflower display in season.

The Shire of Mt Marshall experiences hot dry summers from December to February with average day time temperatures ranging from 25°C to 45°C. The mild to cool wet winters average day time temperatures from 9°C to 24°C. Overnight temperatures can be very cold, 0°C to 5°C, with frosts common during July and August.



Places to See


Link to Beacon Webpage
The Beacon Website is run by the Beacon Progress Association. The page covers a wide range of information on the Beacon community. The site has all the information you need to know when planning a visit to or through the town.