Visitor Information

Dowerin is a one stop shop for visitors and is only a 2 hour scenic drive from the city along the Pioneers Pathway and the Wheatbelt Way. Dowerin is surrounded by farmland, native reserves, heritage buildings and sites and wildflowers when the season is right.

Pose for a photo with Rusty, experience how the settlers lived and delve into pioneering history at the Dowerin Museum, take a stroll along Tin Dog Creek Walk Trail or sit back, breathe in that country air and watch the world go by with a visit to Centenary Park.

Set in the heart of the Wheatbelt Dowerin lies 156km north east of Perth, upon arrival you will be greeted by Rusty our tin dog who stands guard at the Western entrance to town proudly representing the spirit and ingenuity of this small rural community.

Rusty the tin dog was born in 2004 when the children from Dowerin District High School developed a project initiative to encourage people to stop in Dowerin. The students were inspired by the legend of his home, the Tin Dog Creek which originally got its name during settlement in the area and the commencement of mining in the Yilgarn Goldfields.

The students helped with Rusty’s initial design, sourced funding for his materials and employed an artist to build him.

Dowerin has a range of services including banking, a school, retail and light industry, mechanics, a tyre shop and top class recreational facilities.

We have a fabulous range of accommodation available for all needs and budgets. See our Accommodation page or Book Now at our new Dowerin Short Stay Accommodation (Units, Studios, Caravan and Camping)

Dowerin Community Resource and Visitor Centre

Visitor Information

Address 13 Stewart Street, Dowerin, WA 6461
Opening Hours Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (Closed Public Holidays) 
Phone 08 9631 1662
Fax 08 9631 1664