York Attractions Guide

York Town Hall

York Western Australia’s Oldest Inland Town. Situated 97km from Perth First Settled in 1831 Only 2 years after the establishment of the Swan River colony. 

This guide is produced by York Information Services for use as a quick guide to some of the attractions of York. To download a brochure with the following information, click here.

Avon Park

Address: Lowe St, York. 

On the banks of the Avon River, this is a perfect picnic spot. There is a playground for the kids, free gas barbeques, shady trees, picnic tables and seats, and toilet facilities. Take a 1.5 km stroll down stream to the magnificent permanent pool.

Courthouse & Gaol

Address: Avon Tce.
Ph: 96412072.
Entry Fees Payable: Adult $5 Ch & Con $3

Buildings date from the 1840s & include two courtrooms, police station, troopers’ cottage, gaol cells and stable yard. Open Thursday to Monday 10am - 4pm, March until December.

Gwambygine Park

Address: Gt Southern Hwy, heading towards Beverley

One of the few remaining permanent pools of the Avon River, just 13 kms south of York. A boardwalk and viewing tower will take you right to the river-pool and close to nature without disturbing the environment.

Gwambygine Homestead

Address: 13kms towards Beverley on the Gt Southern Highway.

Visit the oldest farmhouse in the district. Built in 1836 of mud brick, lovingly restored. Open second Saturday of every month 11am-3.30pm, April to November

Mount Brown Lookout

Address: Pioneer Dr.

Mount Brown, which is 342m above sea level, is within five minutes of the York town site. Mt Brown provides a beautiful 360 degree panoramic view of York and its surrounds. It is also a wonderful setting for a picnic and barbecue.

Sandalwood Yards & Tipperary School Museum

Address: Avon Tce, York

Sandalwood was one of the early Colony’s major exports, and hundreds of cutters made a living bush felling the wood which was brought to this yard. It was stacked upright in the open to dry and then carted to Fremantle to be shipped overseas. As local resources were exhausted the felling moved eastwards and by 1896 the trade had moved to Kalgoorlie. The yard was taken over by Millar’s Timber & Trading Company and used to store jarrah and other building materials. The Sandalwood Yards is now home to the York Society.

Tipperary School Museum

Tipperary School Museum originally located on Tipperary Farm, 8km north of York, This was one of the very few remaining single teacher school houses in the district. The building was dismantled brick by brick and re-erected at the Sandalwood Yards by a team of dedicated volunteers and members of the York Society. Keys available through York Information Services by appointment only.

York's Swinging BridgeSwinging Bridge (Suspension Bridge)

Address: Lowe St York (end of Avon Park)

The first temporary bridge over the Avon, built by convicts around 1853. The bridge has been rebuilt from time to time and was finally reconstructed in 1988. The original swing bridge, built in 1889, at this location was completely rebuilt to a modified design in 1988 due to safety concerns.

The Residency Museum

Address: Brook St
Ph: 96411751

Originally part of York's Convict Hiring Depot. With displays changing regularly, there is always something new to see. Activities for families - croquet, discover the feely box, try out a stereoscope and lots more! Open 1pm-3pm Tue, Wed, Thur. 11am-3.30pm W/ends & Pub Hols.

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York Town Hall

Address: 81 Avon Tce York
Ph: 9641 2233

Constructed in 1911, the Town Hall is a significant part of York’s townscape and a fine example of Edwardian opulence, with its columns, ornate facade and significant fanlight over the main entrance. Available for function bookings, phone 96412233 for details. We are now a free WiFi hotspot. 

York Swimming Pool

Address: Corner of Bird Street & Georgiana Street
Ph: 9641 1410

The York Swimming Pool has opened 2 November 2015 and closes at the end of March 2016. 

Opening Hours are: 7 days per week 1pm – 6.30pm. Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6.30am – 9am.

Emergency Numbers

Fire Brigade/Ambulance: 000
York Hospital: 9641 0200
Police Station: 9693 1000
York Medical Centre: 9641 0000

York Information Services

Please call in to see our friendly staff to obtain a free map to help you find locations of these attractions and many more.

Located at the Town Hall, 81 Avon Terrace, York. Phone 9641 1301 or email info@york.wa.gov.au for further information.

The York Information Services now has WiFi.

Opening Hours
Wednesday – Friday 10am-4pm
Sat, Sun, P/hol 9.30am-3.30pm

***Please note, closed for one hour for lunch. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday***