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Merredin is a town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, with a population of 2604 in 2021. It's traditionally a stopping point between Perth and the Kalgoorlie gold mines, and had a gold rush itself in the 1880s / 90s. It was too dry for agriculture until a water-catchment was built on the nearby hill; it's nowadays a grain-producing area with huge grain silos by the railway tracks.

Get in[edit]

Merredin is 261 km east of Perth and 333 km west of Kalgoorlie on Highway 94, the Great Eastern Highway.

Trains from Perth East and Midlands take 3 hr 30 min to Merredin, for a return fare of $51 in 2023. The Prospector runs M-Sa around 7AM from Perth to Toodyay, Northam, Merredin and Kalgoorlie (another 3 hr 30 min), plus an afternoon run M F Su. The Merredinlink runs M W F around 9AM to Toodyay, Northam and Merredin, heading back just after 1 PM. The Avonlink train doesn't come this far out.

1 Merredin railway station is central in town. It's just a platform halt.

Transwa buses don't run to Merredin.

Get around[edit]

It's easy to walk around the town, although it can get hot.


  • Merredin Railway Museum, Great Eastern Highway (at railway station), +61 438 814 339. Daily 11AM-2PM. Local history museum depicting the railway history of Merredin. $15.
  • 1 Merredin Military Museum, Great Eastern Highway, +61 429 411 204. Daily 10AM-3PM. Great collection of memorabilia, uniforms, vehicles and equipment from WWI and subsequent wars. Adult $10, conc $7.


  • Cummins Theatre is at 31 Bates St three blocks north of the railway station, Box Office +61 8 9041 3295. It's named for the brewer who had it built in 1928.
  • Orana Cinema[dead link] is at 35 Barrack St, 200 m west of the station.
  • Golf: Nokaning GC is at 1614 Nangeenan North Rd, 20 km northwest of town.
  • Merredin Show is a funfair. The next is probably on Sa 6 April 2024, tbc.


The Railway Museum
  • IGA is the town store, at 96 Barrack St opposite the railway station and open M-F 7AM-7PM, Sa 9AM-6PM, Su 9AM-5PM.
  • Fuel: never run low on these long roads. The Roadhouse on Todd St by the Tourist Park is open daily 6AM-7PM.


  • Cafe 56, 56A Barrack St (next to Commercial Hotel), +61 8 9041 5000. M-F 6:30AM-2:30PM, Sa Su 7AM-3PM. Relaxing cafe for breakfast or lunch, but few vegan options.
  • Merredin Pizza is at 19 Bates St behind the IGA, open daily 11:30AM-1:30PM, 3:30-8:30PM.
  • Merredin Palace is a so-so Chinese on Mitchell St, corner with Bates St, open M-Sa 5PM-8PM.


  • Commercial Hotel is your best bet.


Commercial Hotel
  • Commercial Hotel, 62 Barrack St (facing station), +61 8 9041 4430. Comfy rooms in a colonial-style tavern, good food.
  • 1 Merredin Olympic Motel, 5 Great Eastern Hwy, +61 8 9041 1588. No great shakes to look at, but rooms are clean and comfy enough. Double (room only) $130.
  • 2 Merredin Motel, 30 / 34 Gamenya Ave, +61 8 9041 1886. Smart friendly motel, good place to break a trip. With Gumtree Restaurant on site. Double (room only) $160.
  • 3 Merredin Plaza, 149 Great Eastern Highway, +61 8 9041 1755. Value for money motel, spacious rooms, cleaning erratic. Double (room only) $140.
  • 4 Merredin Tourist Park, 2 Oat St, +61 8 9041 1535. Well-run site for campervans or caravans. Hookup $35, double room $120.


As of May 2023, Merredin and the nearby stretches of the Great Eastern Highway have 4G from Optus, a poor patchy signal from Telstra, and nothing from Vodafone. 5G has not reached this area.

Go next[edit]

  • Northam west is the main town on the road west before you reach Perth.
  • Hyden to the south is near Wave Rock.
  • Kalgoorlie away east is a gold-mining city.
Routes through Merredin
Perth ← Midland ←  W  E  → Southern Cross → Kalgoorlie

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