Population: 77,780 (approx.)
Geographical land area: 
157,000 KM2

Age Range (2013 1)

  • 0-4: 5,047
  • 5-24: 18,247
  • 25-64: 41,279
  • 65+: 12,880



The Wheatbelt is the third most populous region in WA, with the population spread over approximately 160 towns and smaller settlements within 44 Local Government Areas.

Rural Health West has released a population and health snapshots for Wheatbelt for 2016. To view this document click here.

In the Wheatbelt, WAPHA is funding local health providers to deliver the primary health services and activities described below. All services will operate in a collaborative and coordinated manner with clearly identified referral pathways. To view our funded services in the Wheatbelt click here.


  • Narrogin Hospital
  • Moora Hospital
  • Northam Hospital
  • Merredin Hospital
  • Southern Cross Hospital

The Wheatbelt is a large and diverse region encompassing a range of environmental, social and economic characteristics, with high-growth peri-urban coastal communities as well as broad acre farmland. The Wheatbelt is the State’s largest agricultural producer; mining, commerce, retail, manufacturing, fishing and tourism also support the economy of the region.

The Team

Regional Manager Amy Ryan
Regional Coordinator Karen Hansen
Regional Coordinator Support Officer Dianne Cox
Primary Health Liaison Melissa Spark