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Onslow Staircase to the Moon Markets road closure, 13 August
Posted 08 August 2022 Onslow Staircase to the Moon Markets road closure, 13 August

road closures will be in place on Saturday 13 August 2022 to accommodate the Staircase to the Moon Twilights Markets in Onslow.

Shire Swimming Pools to reopen in September
Posted 05 August 2022 Shire Swimming Pools to reopen in September

Pools will continue to open for an extended season in 2022/23

Onslow Boat Ramp Temporary Parking Layout and Traffic Direction
Posted 22 July 2022 Onslow Boat Ramp Temporary Parking Layout and Traffic Direction

Onslow residents are advised of changes to parking arrangements at the Onslow Community Boating Precinct until the end of the year.

WA Artist Jerome Davenport to complete Onslow Water Tank Mural Project
Posted 24 June 2022 WA Artist Jerome Davenport to complete Onslow Water Tank Mural Project

Davenport, who hails from regional WA, was selected by members of a community Art Selection Group and endorsed by Council this month.

Fight the Bite and keep mosquitoes at bay after rain
Posted 02 June 2022 Fight the Bite and keep mosquitoes at bay after rain

Residents are reminded to fight the bite after extensive rainfall across the Pilbara

June 50 Year Celebrations announced for Onslow and Tom Price
Posted 10 May 2022 June 50 Year Celebrations announced for Onslow and Tom Price

The Shire of Ashburton is pleased to announce 50th Anniversary celebrations taking place in Onslow and Tom Price across two huge weekends in June.

Shire of Ashburton receives Community Heritage Grant towards Old Onslow
Posted 14 April 2022 Shire of Ashburton receives Community Heritage Grant towards Old Onslow restoration

The $20,000 grant will aid in the fabrication and installation of interpretive signage at the Old Onslow Townsite

Tom Price Stargazing Event to take place April 12
Posted 01 April 2022 Tom Price Stargazing Event to take place April 12

The Shire of Ashburton will be welcoming Carol Redford from Astrotourism WA and Dr Kate Russo from ‘being in the shadow’ as the countdown to the 2023 Solar Eclipse begins.

Cold Chisel legend Ian Moss announced to perform as Shire 50th
Posted 25 March 2022 Cold Chisel legend Ian Moss announced to perform as Shire 50th Anniversary celebrations begin

Ian ‘Mossy’ Moss will kick off the Shire of Ashburton’s golden jubilee celebrations on June 11 in Tom Price.

Nameless Jarndunmunha Festival Update
Posted 21 March 2022 Nameless Jarndunmunha Festival Update

While we are disappointed that the 2022 event will not take place, we will continue to support the committee in working towards a memorable festival in 2023.

Fight the Bite and keep mosquitoes at bay
Posted 10 March 2022 Fight the Bite and keep mosquitoes at bay

Residents are reminded to fight the bite after our Environmental Health Team recently undertook larviciding in Tom Price and Paraburdoo

Shire of Ashburton looks towards 2023 Solar Eclipse
Posted 09 March 2022 Shire of Ashburton looks towards 2023 Solar Eclipse

The Shire of Ashburton has identified the 2023 solar eclipse as a significant opportunity for continued astrotourism possibilities within the region.

Turtle safety forefront of Onslow beach sign project
Posted 17 February 2022 Turtle safety forefront of Onslow beach sign project

Shire of Ashburton Ranger Services, in collaboration with the Chevron Sea Rangers have recently installed informational and directional signs along Back Beach in Onslow to educate beach users of driving permissions.

Playground Upgrade Onslow
Posted 01 February 2022 Playground Upgrade Onslow

Onslow community members are advised that the playground located on Third Avenue will be closed for a duration of three weeks.

Shire supports Warlu Way app to encourage tourists to explore the Pilbara
Posted 10 November 2021 Shire supports Warlu Way app to encourage tourists to explore the Pilbara

The Shire of Ashburton is pleased to support a new app developed by the Pilbara Tourism Association helping self-drive tourists to explore Western Australia's vast and beautiful Pilbara region.

Visit Ashburton at the 2021 Australian 4WD & Adventure Show
Posted 25 October 2021 Visit Ashburton at the 2021 Australian 4WD & Adventure Show

The Shire of Ashburton will be joining the 2021 Australian 4WD & Adventure Show as a tourism exhibitor during the Perth leg of their national tour.

Onslow to celebrate 100th Anniversary of first Australian commercial flight
Posted 09 September 2021 Onslow to celebrate 100th Anniversary of first Australian commercial flight

The Shire of Ashburton and Onslow Airport will be taking part in celebrations to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the first ever commercial flight in the southern hemisphere.

My Kitchen Rules contestants, Anna and Jordon Bruno, to cook up a storm
Posted 26 July 2021 My Kitchen Rules contestants, Anna and Jordon Bruno, to cook up a storm at Passion of the Pilbara 2021

An all-time favourite for families and foodies, the Culinary Showcase at this year’s Passion of the Pilbara is the festival’s tastiest experience

Paparazzi Dogs capture stairway to the moon
Posted 21 May 2021 Paparazzi Dogs capture stairway to the moon

Gillie and Marc’s Paparazzi Dogs, will now capture the daily sunrise and Stairway to the Moon along Onslow’s Front Beach.

Neil and Judy Baker Shell Museum opens
Posted 19 May 2021 Neil and Judy Baker Shell Museum opens

Shire of Ashburton are thrilled that the Neil and Judy Baker Shell Museum opens this week in Onslow.

4 Wheeling Australia LIVE SHOW on Ashburton!
Posted 07 May 2021 4 Wheeling Australia LIVE SHOW on Ashburton!

Watch Ronny Dahl and Torbs chatting about the release of their upcoming series through our beautiful Ashburton region.

Welcome to Ashburton and the Karijini Experience
Posted 06 April 2021 Welcome to Ashburton and the Karijini Experience

We would like to extend a warm welcome to visitors that are arriving in our region and attending Karijini Experience.

Take advantage of flights to and from Onslow this tourist season
Posted 25 March 2021 Take advantage of flights to and from Onslow this tourist season

The possibility of a long weekend to Perth is now on the cards for Pilbara residents with Qantas offering seats on flights in and out of Onslow airport for a limited time. From April to September, Onslow community members can take advantage of a Qantas Perth to Onslow service on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Visit Ashburton at Perth Caravan and Camping Show
Posted 17 March 2021 Visit Ashburton at Perth Caravan and Camping Show

With our tourist season about to kick off, we are pleased to be participating at the Perth Caravan and Camping Show this weekend.

Shire Supports Pilbara Offshore Islands Management Plan
Posted 29 January 2021 Shire Supports Pilbara Offshore Islands Management Plan

The Shire of Ashburton has given its support to the Pilbara Offshore Islands Draft Management Plan detailing eight recommendations to the proposals outlined in the draft document.

Reef to Range photography competition showcases stunning natural charm of
Posted 10 December 2020 Reef to Range photography competition showcases stunning natural charm of the Pilbara

Dramatic colours, striking geometry and immense open spaces were the common themes captured by the winners of local photography competition Reef to Range, which ran from August to November of this year.

Neil and Judy Baker Shell Collection set to become tourist must-see
Posted 12 November 2020 Neil and Judy Baker Shell Collection set to become tourist must-see

Visitors, tourists and community members will soon be able to experience one of Australia’s largest private collections of shells and other natural sea creatures in Onslow.

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