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

  • January -  Australia Day / Citizen of the Year Award
  • May - Welcome to Hedland / South Hedland 50th Birthday
  • July - NAIDOC Week
  • July - Spinifex Spree Carnival
  • November - Hedland Community Sports Awards
  • Throughout the year - Sunset Food 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).

Members of the public are welcome to attend Council and Committee meetings and are encouraged to ask questions in relation to items on each month's agenda.

Most Council and Committee Meetings are held in Council Chambers, at the Civic Center, Port Hedland, commencing at 5:30pm

Tourist Attractions

Town of Port Hedland facilities

Matt Dann Theatre & Cinema | 35 Hamilton Rd, South Hedland

Theatre, green room, latest movies and live theatre, plus comedy and music, performed at a large licensed venue. For hire for events and performances with capacity for 300, onsite parking.

JD Hardie Youth & Community Hub | LOT 5991 Cottier Drive, South Hedland 

A one stop for youth services in the area. Multi use accessible facility including indoor/outdoor courts, functions, performing  arts, commercial kitchen, meetings, youth and community services. This facility provides a space for youth to socialise, engage in activities, learn new skills and also provide opportunity to create their own future.

Library Services:

  • South Hedland Library - Leake Street, South Hedland
  • Port Hedland Library - Port Boulevard, Anderson St, Port Hedland

Port Hedland Leisure:

  • Wanangkura Stadium - gym, fitness classes, sports competitions, creche, function rooms | Hamilton Road, South Hedland
  • Gratwick Aquatic Center - 50m lap pool, toddler ppol, BBQ facilities | McGregor St, Port Hedland
  • South Hedland Aquatic Centre - 50 metre pool | Leake Street, South Hedland

Port Hedland Skatepark | McGregor St, Port Hedland 

South Hedland Skate Park | McLarty Bvd, South Hedland  McLarty Bvd, South Hedland 

Places to visit

Tourist information:

  • Port Hedland Visitors Centre - 15 Wedge Street, Port Hedland
  • Short Term RV Overflow Area - adjacent to the Port Hedland Turf Club on McGregor Street, Port Hedland

Sites and Lookouts:

  • Marapikurrinya Park Lookout - Richardson Street (end of Wedge Street), Port Hedland
  • Cemetery Beach Park Lookout and Turtle Interpretive Loop - Sutherland Street, Port Hedland
  • 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)
  • Leap Park (1946 Strike Memorial) - corner Wedge and Anderson Street, Port Hedland (opposite Dalgety House Museum)
  • War Memorial - The Esplanade, Port 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
  • 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)
  • Koombana Park - Captains Way, South Hedland
  • Shay Gap Park - Traine Crescent, South Hedland
  • Colin Matheson Oval - Dempster Street, Cooke Point
  • Kevin Scott Oval - Hamilton Road, South Hedland (behind Wanangkura Stadium)

Community information

Visit the Hedland Community Directory for more information on:

  • Sporting, fitness and social clubs
  • Children & Young People
  • Aboriginal Organisations
  • Facilities for Hire
  • Arts & Culture

Local Industries

Iron ore; manganese; copper, salt and cattle export; tourism.
Council Statistics for 20212022
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
extraMile by Dapth