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Visitor Centre Christmas Operating Hours
Posted 03 November 2022 Visitor Centre Christmas Operating Hours

The York Visitor Centre Closes 4.00pm Fri 23 Dec Reopens with reduced hours 9.00am to 12.00pm. Wed 28 Dec to Friday 30 Dec 2022 Closed Sat 31 Dec 2022, Sun 1 & Mon 2 Jan 2023. Normal hours resume Tue 3 Jan 2023

2022 Best Decorated Business Competition Opens
Posted 24 October 2022 2022 Best Decorated Business Competition Opens

Registration for the 2022 Best Decorated Business Competition now open

Tiny Doors Trail
Posted 26 September 2022 Tiny Doors Trail

Come to York and check out the new Tiny Doors trail though the town!

Claim your prize for the Tiny Door installed for the Museum’s 50th
Posted 08 September 2022 Claim your prize for the Tiny Door installed for the Museum’s 50th Birthday!

Calling all littlies (and their bigs!) There is still time to get your prize for the Tiny Door installed for the Museum’s 50th Birthday! Full of intrigue and mystery this tiny door and it’s occupants, are to be found somewhere in the Ballardong Noongar Six Seasons Garden Walk. What to do Find the door! Note the number on the door Tell our friendly front of house museum staff and receive you gold coin prize! The Museum is open at 5 Brook Street to claim your prize: Fridays 1pm-3pm Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays 11am -3pm

York Festival Kicks Off!
Posted 08 September 2022 York Festival Kicks Off!

Established in 2014, The York Festival is an annual two-week arts festival taking place each spring (Djilba and Kambarang in the Noongar six seasons) in the historic town of York, on Ballardong Noongar country.

York Imperial Home to WA's Best Lamb Shank
Posted 30 August 2022 York Imperial Home to WA's Best Lamb Shank

Simon Collins has written in the West Australian that he believes he has found WA's best lamb shank, in the heart of York at the Imperial Homestead.

Feeling the Chill? The York Sock Factory will keep you and your toes
Posted 19 August 2022 Feeling the Chill? The York Sock Factory will keep you and your toes toasty warm!

Witness the intricate machines in operation every Tuesday and Wednesday and watch in awe as your made to order merchandise is put together right in front of you!

Canola at Pet Teet Park
Posted 16 August 2022 Canola at Pet Teet Park

Finally the Fields of Gold are Open to the Public 27 August

York Residency Museum's 50th Birthday!
Posted 12 August 2022 York Residency Museum's 50th Birthday!

Come and help us celebrate the York Residency Museum's 50th Birthday! We invite all residents, visitors and tourists to York to visit us during this significant milestone– either as a visitor or a helper or a bit of both!

Eateries Open Mondays and Tuesdays
Posted 27 July 2022 Eateries Open Mondays and Tuesdays

Being a weekend town, it can be a bit tricky to find somewhere to eat in York at the start of the week. Here's a quick list of places open on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Wheely Good August in York
Posted 15 July 2022 Wheely Good August in York

Mountain bike month at Wongborel / Mt Brown

Feel like Bridgerton Royalty at Faversham House
Posted 07 July 2022 Feel like Bridgerton Royalty at Faversham House

Want to feel like Bridgerton Royalty right here in York? Look no further than Faversham House!  Exquisitely untouched by modernity to give you a truly peaceful and unique experience, Faversham is one of West Australia’s oldest privately owned colonial mansions, now in the safekeeping of Richard and Nola Bliss who bought the property in 2003.  “Living in Coffee” recently visited this Colonial Mansion and you can read their full article here.

New Art Gallery for Historic York Courthouse Complex
Posted 18 May 2022 New Art Gallery for Historic York Courthouse Complex

The historic York Courthouse Complex has under gone an exciting transformation!

YORKids attracts families over the June long weekend
Posted 18 May 2022 YORKids attracts families over the June long weekend

York iwas inundated with young people and their families over the WA day long weekend, with the return of YORKids – A Winter Adventure. From magic shows and tiny door discoveries to roving bands and camel rides - YORKids had something for every little and their bigs!! YORKids was delivered by the Shire of York, with grant funding assistance from Sports Australia. Watch this space for 2023 YORKids Winter adventure.!

Tiny Doors return!
Posted 07 April 2022 Tiny Doors return!

York's tiniest residents have made a return! Find 8 tiny doors created for big imaginations by local volunteers and the Shire of York.

Meet the Owners of York Cottages
Posted 18 March 2022 Meet the Owners of York Cottages

In January 2020 Brenton and Gayle Jones became the new owners of York Cottages. The property consisted of three gorgeous cottages and Burnley House. This gave them the opportunity to combat some of life’s challenges: Gayle was planning to retire from full-time corporate life and needed a new project, they wanted to accommodate Brenton's lovely mum as she grows older and create a place for Brenton to retreat from his busy business in Perth.

'Gifts from Western Australia' tourism promotion
Posted 04 March 2022 'Gifts from Western Australia' tourism promotion

More than $500,000 worth of free tourism vouchers will be handed out at Perth Airport this week to welcome interstate and international arrivals, providing a major boost to local tourism operators as borders ease.

WA border reopens
Posted 04 March 2022 WA border reopens

WA finally opened its doors to the world yesterday for the first time in 697 days, with around 5,000 interstate and international arrivals expected to land on Thursday flights alone.

2022 York Motor Show Cancelled
Posted 09 February 2022 2022 York Motor Show Cancelled

The YORK BRANCH of the Veteran Car Club of WA (Inc) has made a difficult decision to postpone the annual YORK MOTOR SHOW for 2022.

View York's House and Garden Lights Trail!
Posted 08 December 2021 View York's House and Garden Lights Trail!

Walk, run, ride or drive the House and Garden Lights Trail  and see York sparkle! 10 Buckingham Road 71 Panmure Road 7 Chamberlain Street 27 Osnaburg Road 7 Grey Street

Residency Museum Reopens
Posted 04 October 2021 Residency Museum Reopens

The Residency Museum has re-opened to the Public Friday 1pm-3pm and Saturday/Sunday 11m-3pm.

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!

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