Town of Port Hedland

13-15 McGregor St Port Hedland
WA 6721
19 220 085 226
08 9158 9300
9158 9399

Suburbs and Localities

Cooke Point 6721; Port Hedland 6721; Pretty Pool 6721; Redbank 6721;South Hedland 6722; Wedgefield 6722; Yandeyarra 6722.

Significant Local Events

  • 26 January - Australia Day
  • April - WA Ballet
  • Mother's Day - Mother's Day Classic
  • May - Comedy Festival
  • July - Spinifex Spree Carnival
  • October - Hedland's 125th Birthday Celebrations
  • December - Port Hedland Community Awards
  • Monthly - Sunset Food Markets; Twilight Movies
  • Quarterly - West End Artisan Markets

Ordinary Council Meeting

  • Council meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month, except in December where it meets on the second Wednesday (due to Christmas).

Public agenda briefings are held the week before and are open to all members of the public.

Tourist Attractions

Places to visit


  • Port Hedland Visitors Centre - 15 Wedge Street, Port Hedland
  • Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery - 16 Edgar Street, Port Hedland
  • The Bungalow, 12 Edgar Street, Port Hedland
  • West End street art - pick up a copy of a map from the visitors centre
  • Dalgety House Museum - corner Wedge and Anderson Street, Port Hedland
  • Leap Park (1946 Strike Memorial) - corner Wedge and Anderson Street, Port Hedland (opposite Dalgety House Museum)
  • Marapikurrinya Park lookout - Richardson Street (end of Wedge Street), Port Hedland
  • War Memorial - The Esplanade, Port Hedland
  • Don Rhodes Mining Museum - Wilson Street, Port Hedland (next to Shell petrol station)
  • Cemetery Beach Park lookout and Turtle Interpretive Loop - Sutherland Street, Port Hedland
  • Old Port Hedland Cemetery - Sutherland Street, Port Hedland (opposite Cemetery Beach Park)
  • Koombana Lookout - McGregor Street, Port Hedland
  • Redbank Bridge Lookout - parking off Great Northern Highway, great spot for taking photos of iron ore trains and salt piles
  • Big Wheelbarrow - Pinga Street, Wedgefield (Wedgefield entrance via Great Northern Highway)
  • Spinifex Hill Studio - Hedditch Street, South Hedland


Places to eat and drink


  • The Esplanade Hotel 1904 Restaurant and Empire Bar - The Esplanade, Port Hedland
  • Silver Star Cafe - Edgar Street, Port Hedland (next to Courthouse Gallery)
  • Wedge Street Coffee Shop - Wedge Street, Port Hedland
  • Hedland Harbour Cafe - Wedge Street, Port Hedland
  • Port Hedland Yacht Club - Sutherland Street, Port Hedland
  • Dome Cafe - Richardson Street, Port Hedland
  • Pier Hotel - The Esplanade, Port Hedland
  • Raika's Cafe - Boulevard Shopping Centre, Anderson Street, Port Hedland
  • Ayesha's Cafe - Boulevard Shopping Centre, Anderson Street, Port Hedland
  • Yummy Noodle - Boulevard Shopping Centre, Anderson Street, Port Hedland
  • Port Hedland Bakery - Boulevard Shopping Centre, Anderson Street, Port Hedland
  • Ibis Styles Port Hedland - corner Lukis and McGregor Street, Port Hedland
  • Best Western Port Hedland (dinner only) - Webster Street, Port Hedland
  • The Landing and The Walkabout Hotel - Great Northern Highway, Port Hedland
  • Provedore Cafe - 43 Counihan Crescent, Pretty Pool
  • Sushi Master & DancinWok, Throssell Road, South Hedland
  • Bombay Spice Indian Restaurant, Throssell Road, South Hedland
  • Chef Bistro - South Hedland Bowls and Tennis Club, Hedditch Street, South Hedland
  • Raika's Family Restaurant - Tonkin Street, South Hedland
  • Dynasty Gardens Chinese Restaurant - Throssell Road, South Hedland
  • Brunos Pizza Bar, Throssell Road, South Hedland
  • Pizza Capers, Throssell Road, South Hedland
  • Zambrero, Throssell Road, South Hedland
  • Cafe Maison - South Hedland Square Shopping Centre (Wise Terrace entrance), South Hedland
  • Finucane Island Sports Club restaurant - entry via Hudson Way (behind Hamilton Club accommodation), South Hedland
  • Fishy Fish - Throssell Road, South Hedland
  • Varied food vans - Don Rhodes Mining Museum, Wilson Street, Port Hedland & Dreamer's Corner, corner Hamilton Road and North Circular Road, South Hedland


Parks and recreation


  • Marapikurrinya Park - Richardson Street, Port Hedland
  • Captain Bert Madigan Park (next to Port Hedland boat ramp) - Richardson Street, Port Hedland
  • Cemetery Beach Park - Sutherland Street, Port Hedland
  • Yikara Park (pirate park) - Dowding Way, Pretty Pool
  • Gratwick Aquatic Centre and Gym - McGregor Street, Port Hedland (next to the Civic Centre)
  • Civic Centre Gardens - McGregor Street, Port Hedland (behind the Civic Centre, facing the Sutherland Street foreshore)
  • McGregor Street Reserve - McGregor Street, Port Hedland (includes Port Hedland Skate Park and soccer/football fields)
  • Colin Matheson Oval - Dempster Street, Cooke Point
  • Marquee Park Splash and Play - Cottier Drive, South Hedland
  • South Hedland Aquatic Centre - Leake Street, South Hedland (currently closed for upgrades)
  • South Hedland Youth Space - corner Leake Street and McLarty Boulevard, South Hedland
  • Wanangkura Stadium (includes gym) - Hamilton Road, South Hedland (next to Caltex)
  • Kevin Scott Oval - Hamilton Road, South Hedland (behind Wanangkura Stadium)
  • Koombana Park - Captains Way, South Hedland
  • Shay Gap Park - Traine Crescent, South Hedland


Local Industries

Iron ore; manganese; copper, salt and cattle export; tourism.
Council Statistics for 20192020
to Perth (km)
2K 1800
(sq km)
18K 18467
Sealed Roads
Length (km)
230 230
Unsealed Roads
Length (km)
448 448
Population 15K 15144
Number of Electors 8K 8330
Number of Dwellings 8K 7667
Rates Levied
Total ($)
54m 53700000
Total ($)
77m 76600000
Number of Employees 248 248
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