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Visitor Centre Christmas and New Year Closure
Posted 05 October 2021 Visitor Centre Christmas and New Year Closure

The York Visitor Centre will be closed from 4pm on 23 December and reopening on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

Residency Museum Reopening Soon!
Posted 04 October 2021 Residency Museum Reopening Soon!

The Residency Museum will re-open on Saturday 6 November 2021 from 11am to 3pm. Residents are invited to attend the opening where light refreshments will be provided. The Museum will initially open for reduced hours on Wednesdays from 1 - 3pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm.

THE YORK FESTIVAL announces  their 2021 program of events!
Posted 18 September 2021 THE YORK FESTIVAL announces their 2021 program of events!

The annual two-week festival boasts a jam-packed program of performances, public talks, workshops, and demonstrations held in and around the town from 25 September to 10 October 2021. Across the Festival’s second weekend, literary lovers won’t want to miss the Writers Program, curated by The West Australian’s Will Yeoman. The program features a host of renowned Western Australian authors speaking at intimate talks and group panels about their works.

Hop On /Off Vintage Bus Tour
Posted 14 September 2021 Hop On /Off Vintage Bus Tour

York Motor Show weekend includes three vintage buses stopping at seven locations in close proximity to car parking for visitors to hop on/off taking in some of York's most iconic attractions.

Make The Nosh & Nod York part of your next getaway
Posted 24 August 2021 Make The Nosh & Nod York part of your next getaway

York is situated only 97kms from Perth and its festival vibe, cultural landscape and rural beauty entice you to discover its hidden treasures. The Nosh & Nod offers a variety of accommodation options across two locations in the heart of the historic town of York.

VacSwim enrolments now open
Posted 24 August 2021 VacSwim enrolments now open

Help keep your child safe in the water. Enrol in VacSwim now for the October 2021 and summer 2022 school holidays. VacSwim enrolments now open.

Westcycle Notification of Cycling Event
Posted 20 August 2021 Westcycle Notification of Cycling Event

WestCycle, the peak body for riding in Western Australia, will be hosting the Cycling Event, WA State Fondo Series Round 2 York on Sunday 29th August. This event will commence at 8:00AM and will conclude at approximately 1:00PM. The following roads will form part of the route the cyclists take (see map on reverse): ● Knotts Road/Talbot Road ● Talbot W Road ● Qualen W Road

2021 Northam National Ballooning Championships POSTPONED
Posted 07 August 2021 2021 Northam National Ballooning Championships POSTPONED

Northam Ballooning Events have advised that in light of the recent Covid-19 outbreaks across the nation and subsequent lockdowns, border closures and travel restrictions into WA, they have made the difficult decision to postpone and reschedule the 2021 National Ballooning Championships, Northam, with plans to reschedule the event to April/May 2022.

Talbot Lodge and Mansfield Cottage open for bookings
Posted 03 August 2021 Talbot Lodge and Mansfield Cottage open for bookings

Wheatbelt Luxury Escapes offers two unique short stay properties

Be a part of the Solution, not the pollution
Posted 03 August 2021 Be a part of the Solution, not the pollution

Free Outback Packs for Travellers

Seeking Passionate Staff
Posted 03 August 2021 Seeking Passionate Staff

The Visitor Centre is seeking a vibrant and passionate person to join the team!

NORTHAM BILYA FESTIVAL
Posted 30 July 2021 NORTHAM BILYA FESTIVAL

Starting in Northam, WA’s greatest river race is back in 2021 from the 13-15 August. The powerboats, the paddlers, the festivals and all the excitement of the river! The NORTHAM BILYA FESTIVAL is not just the two day epic race over 124km, it also includes a whole selection of shorter races to suit all levels of experience or ability. https://www.avondescent.com.au/

York Visitor Centre temporary closure for training 9.30am - 12.30pm
Posted 30 July 2021 York Visitor Centre temporary closure for training 9.30am - 12.30pm Friday 30th July 2021

To enable York Visitor Centre team members to participate in training sessions, the Centre will be closed this Friday 30th July 2021 from 9.30am-12.30pm. For information regarding where to Stay, Play or Eat whilst in York, Your journey can start here!

Book Now!
Posted 09 July 2021 Book Now! "York" at the Heather Ledger Theatre

The township of York and its haunted past will be featured in an upcoming play by the Black Swan State Theatre Company at the Heath Ledger Theatre.

Become a  York Visitor Centre Volunteer!
Posted 08 July 2021 Become a York Visitor Centre Volunteer!

Will you brighten the day of a visitor by sharing your smile and knowledge once a week?  Then become a Visitor Centre Volunteer! Volunteers are needed from across the York community in the York Visitor Centre during busy festival and tourism seasons.

Art Gallery set to open at York Courthouse Complex
Posted 29 June 2021 Art Gallery set to open at York Courthouse Complex

The National Trust of Western Australia is pleased to announce the historic York Courthouse Complex has been leased to a small team of passionate art lovers, who plan to open the space as a gallery of Western Australian Art.

2021 Canola season has kicked off early
Posted 25 June 2021 2021 Canola season has kicked off early

***PET TEET PARK IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING AS OF 22 JULY 2021 *** Pet Teet Park is the only Canola for Tourism field in the York area open to the public to walk through. If you see Canola flowering on farming properties throughout the Shire, please remember to: - Stay Out of Crops - Park Vehicles Safely - Respect Private Properties

YORKids attracts families over the June long weekend
Posted 08 June 2021 YORKids attracts families over the June long weekend

York was inundated with young people and their families over the recent WA day long weekend, with the return of YORKids – A Winter Adventure to the event calendar.

Mother's Day Feature
Posted 28 April 2021 Mother's Day Feature

Mother's Day is the opportunity to focus on mum and York is ready to welcome her. Browse through Gift ideas and options available from some of our unique York based businesses.

York's ANZAC's - Stories Remembering Them
Posted 19 April 2021 York's ANZAC's - Stories Remembering Them

See ‘Remembering Them’ Exhibition about WW1 poets in the Shire Library from Thursday 15 to Thursday 29 April 2021

Motorcycle Festival Road Closures and CBD Parking
Posted 09 April 2021 Motorcycle Festival Road Closures and CBD Parking

Please be advised of the following road closures and CBD parking options for the York Motorcycle Festival.

Visitors from the Avon Valley
Posted 29 March 2021 Visitors from the Avon Valley

York rolled out the welcome mat to guests from Toodyay, Goomalling, Northam, Chittering and Beverley Visitor Centres when the York Visitor Centre hosted a tourism familiarisation (famil) last Thursday.

Easter Collectors Trail attracts treasure hunters
Posted 23 March 2021 Easter Collectors Trail attracts treasure hunters

Experience York's Easter Collectors Trail and pick up a one off piece or special something from one of the many shops and market stalls on offer!

New exhibition
Posted 20 March 2021 New exhibition "Of flora and fauna"

From 13 March until 2 May 2021 Gallery 152 will be showing a new exhibition titled “Of flora and fauna” highlighting what Australia’s native flora and fauna has to offer. The three featured artists Jason McDonald, Annie Kavanagh and Myra Mitchell present their approach to showcase Australia's native flora and fauna through photography and paintings

Upcoming events across the Avon Valley
Posted 13 March 2021 Upcoming events across the Avon Valley

The Avon Valley offers a plethora of events over the coming weeks, so pack up the car and take a road trip across the beautiful Avon Valley.

The York Festival returns with the March Mini-Fest, 6 & 7 March 2021
Posted 28 February 2021 The York Festival returns with the March Mini-Fest, 6 & 7 March 2021

Good news for the fans of the York Festival - it will return on Saturday, 6 March 2021, and Sunday, 7 March 2021, with the March Mini-Fest! The weekend will be jam-packed with activities for the whole family to get you excited for the main York Festival later this year (25 September to 10 October 2021).

Bespoke Town Hall Tours starting on 1 March 2021
Posted 26 February 2021 Bespoke Town Hall Tours starting on 1 March 2021

Photo: Greg Davis. Step back in time and explore the Magnificent York Town Hall. Join us on 1 March 2021 at 10am for our York Town Hall Guided Tour. Bespoke Town Hall Tours can also be conducted by prior arrangement. Group Bookings - min. 10 persons max. 25 per tour. Available 7 days a week $7adults/ $6 concession. Accompanying group guides and companion card holders Free of Charge. For further details and bookings phone 9641 1301.

ART and CRAFTS EXPO
Posted 19 February 2021 ART and CRAFTS EXPO

Call out to all Artists, Crafters and Artisans in the Wheatbelt June 26/27th 2021 Are you interested in showcasing and selling your Art or wares. Why not book a stall or maybe share one with a friend or community group. This is a superb opportunity to sell your Art and Crafts at a 2 day even in the fabulous town of York at the Town Hall. Work shop spaces available for half day hire. For bookings and further information please contact "York Events on Avon Inc" : Michelle 0417949803

York Photographic Awards 2021 - Entries closing soon!
Posted 14 February 2021 York Photographic Awards 2021 - Entries closing soon!

Give it your best shot in any of the following three categories: Open Colour, Creative Photography, Monochromatic Photography. An optional theme is offered for the photograph in one of the above categories best exemplifying York. Entries close: March 5, 2021.

Perth Lockdown - Shire of York Community Information
Posted 01 February 2021 Perth Lockdown - Shire of York Community Information

The Premier’s five day lockdown announcement for the Perth, Peel and Great Southern Sunday 31 January is a timely reminder for us all to remain vigilant and aware of our COVID responsibilities as individuals, tourism operators and community members.

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