Located in the western central Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, Beverley is a vibrant rural community located on the banks of the famous Avon River, 130km east of Perth. The Shire is home of a highly productive broad acre farming industry with a smaller diversified agricultural base, such as perennial horticulture. First settled by Europeans in the second half of the 19th Century, Beverley prevails today as one of only a few rural communities in the state that is growing.
The Beverley Railway Station in Vincent Street, was first opened on 5 August, 1886 and for many years Beverley was the terminus for the trains from Perth. Passengers arriving in Albany by ship would travel by coach to Beverley, completing the journey to Perth by rail. The last passenger service ran in about 1975 but the station continued as a freight depot for many years.
Visit the Beverley Station Arts and Platform Theatre which is home to the community art collection, or wander around town and admire the building architecture and murals!
Feeling adventurous? Call the Beverley Soaring Society, where you can book a flight, learn how to fly or just visit and watch from the ground!