About Williams



Our Town

Williams, one of the oldest settled areas in Western Australia, is ideally situated about 160kms south of Perth (the capital city of WA), on the Albany Highway and is the "Gateway to the Great Southern Region".
From here it's a leisurely two-hour drive to get to either the city, the coast or the South-West.

In addition to being a wool, livestock and grain producing area, recent years have seen the town expand in residential building, tourism related development and the establishment of an industrial area.

Williams is notable for its magnificent display of "500 roses in 400m" in the main street over the summer and well into the cooler months. This has become an attraction to visitors, who can often be found admiring, photographing and 'smelling the roses'.

Much more than a pit stop for travellers, this friendly farming community has much to offer.

Moderate weather conditions are enjoyed with an average maximum temperature of 31oC in January and an average minimum temperature of 6°C in July. The temperature remains in the high 20’s or above between December and February. The average annual rainfall is 566 millimeters with the wettest months usually being June to August.

Our Community

Williams is a small rural community with a total population of 1040 and an estimated 400 living in the townsite. The Shire covers 2,295 km² and includes the localities of Quindanning, Tarwonga, Dardadine, Boraning, Culbin, Narrakine and Congelin.

The economy is is largely driven by the agricultural industry, tourism and agri-business related developments. Recent years have seen a greater diversification of the economy into increasing tourism related businesses and service industries. These exist alongside the more traditional businesses that support the agricultural endeavours of the region that includes cropping, livestock, hay processing and grain pellet production.

The Williams community has a wide range of sporting opportunities for all the family, whether you enjoy a game of bowls, a kick of the football or a round of golf, Williams has you covered.  Sporting and Community groups are strongly supported in Williams, where everyone is encouraged to participate. Take a browse through our "Community Directory" to see what is available. The regional center for the majority of the Sporting Groups is located in Narrogin, a 30km drive. 

Many families enjoy the facilities that Williams has to offer. For young children, Williams has a daycare service that provides care, including after school care. Williams also has a playgroup that meets every Thursday at the Art and Crafts Centre.


School aged children can attend Williams Primary School. There is a Bus service for Narrogin Senior High School.

New Residents

If you have just moved to Williams, please call into the Resource Centre in Brooking Street to collect your New Residents Welcome Package, which provides you with detailed information about what is available in our town, what is happening in our town and who to contact to to be part of it. The welcome package is free of charge.