The area around Woodanilling was first explored by Europeans in the 1830s and settled from the 1850s. Woodanilling Road Board was established in 1906 and became the Shire of Woodanilling in 1961.
The Shire of Woodanilling is in the north of the Great Southern in cropping and grazing country. Woodanilling is named after a spring in the Boyerine Creek, a kilometre south of the town.
With a population of 428 and a land area of 1,128 sq km, Woodanilling contributes $32 million to the Great Southern’s gross regional product. More than half the jobs in Woodanilling are in agriculture, with others in manufacturing, and public administration and safety.
WoodanillingThe Shire of Woodanilling is in the north of the Great Southern in cropping and grazing country. Woodanilling is named after a spring in the Boyerine Creek, a kilometre south of the town. Explore Regions
Primary Industries in Woodanilling
Primary ProductionBroadacre farming and livestock are the backbone of the Great Southern economy. The regional economy also features plantation timber and associated products. Primary production feeds into the rest of the regional economy such as manufacturing and freight services.
Construction and ManufacturingSteady construction activity takes place on domestic and commercial premises and in civil construction. Machinery manufacturers provide many agriculture-related products and a range of other items for industry and consumers.
Retail and hospitalityMajor retail stores, general shopping and specialty services provide a significant number of jobs in the region. The hospitality sector has a steady employment base with seasonal peaks.
Our population in Woodanilling is small, but we are the heart and soul of the whole area. I like life in Woodanilling because we have such a wide range of community groups, so there is always something to join, or go to. As a group of people, we are also real go-getters, we get things done out here!
Resident of Woodanilling, Shire of Woodanilling
Recent Projects in Woodanilling