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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.

YORK RESIDENCY MUSEUM TO CLOSE FOR WORKS
Posted 07 January 2021 YORK RESIDENCY MUSEUM TO CLOSE FOR WORKS

From Tuesday 12 January the Residency Museum will be closed until further notice for remedial works to strengthen the building and chimneys against earthquakes and other natural hazards.

New Nature Play WA Play Trail App launched in York
Posted 02 October 2020 New Nature Play WA Play Trail App launched in York

Be active, have fun, and learn together by taking part in the York Play Trail, starting from the Town Hall down to the Avon River.

Family activities in York for the school holidays
Posted 27 September 2020 Family activities in York for the school holidays

Enjoy all York has to offer these School Holidays!

PHASE 2 EASING OF RESTRICTIONS – WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YORK?
Posted 13 May 2020 PHASE 2 EASING OF RESTRICTIONS – WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YORK?

WA Regional Boundaries to close
Posted 27 March 2020 WA Regional Boundaries to close

Latest social distancing measures and restrictions – Are you doing the
Posted 26 March 2020 Latest social distancing measures and restrictions – Are you doing the right thing?

Business Continuity Plan adopted at Special Council Meeting 24 March 2020
Posted 25 March 2020 Business Continuity Plan adopted at Special Council Meeting 24 March 2020

Shire response to latest COVID-19 State of Emergency Declarations
Posted 23 March 2020 Shire response to latest COVID-19 State of Emergency Declarations

COVID-19 Update
Posted 20 March 2020 COVID-19 Update

Shire of York – Events & Public Gatherings
Posted 17 March 2020 Shire of York – Events & Public Gatherings

York Trails Unveiled
Posted 07 October 2019 York Trails Unveiled

The Shire of York unveiled three new trail brochures to coincide with peak season visitation. The trails explore York’s art & cultural interests, rich flora and fauna, as well as York’s proud history as a heritage town.

York's Avon Park RV Site Relocation
Posted 11 September 2019 York's Avon Park RV Site Relocation

York's 24 hour RV site will be moved to Janet Millett Lane on the opposite side of the Avon River.

Bicycle racing returns to York!
Posted 14 August 2019 Bicycle racing returns to York!

YORKIDS FESTIVAL POSTPONED TO 2020
Posted 15 May 2019 YORKIDS FESTIVAL POSTPONED TO 2020

The Shire of York regrets to advise that Yorkids 2019 will not be going ahead this year.

Canola strategy promotes safety and respect
Posted 29 August 2018 Canola strategy promotes safety and respect

The Shire is trialling additional safety strategies this year including a multi-lingual canola information flyer, availability of biosecurity signage for farming properties and peak weekend ranger patrols. More information on these strategies is available from the Shire office or the York Visitor Centre.

York Motor Show 2018 - Sunday 26 August
Posted 11 August 2018 York Motor Show 2018 - Sunday 26 August

Free entry. Fun for the whole family.

Wara Art Comes to York
Posted 11 August 2018 Wara Art Comes to York

If you’ve never heard of Wara Art, that is all about to change. While some rural communities have their scarecrows and The York Festival has its sculpture competition the Hay Bale Challenge, Japan has Wara Art – a spectacular example of a highly creative use of straw.

Bicycle racing returns to York!
Posted 11 August 2018 Bicycle racing returns to York!

York Cycling Festival returns on 1 & 2 September 2018.

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