Located 368 kms north of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Leinster was built on a sand dune in consideration to the environment, and often referred to as an oasis. Locals call it the 'home of the wedge tail eagle' or 'the jewel of the northern goldfields'.
Leinster is a relatively new town, officially recognised in 1981. However, activity in the area dates back to nineteenth century when quartz was discovered and mined.
In 1895, Julius Anderson, Dick Brown and John Devlin discovered a rich quartz reef 32 kms north-east of Lawlers. The workings were developed for commercial production in 1899, with the main production period between 1900 and 1906. In 1976 the Agnew Gold Mining Company established a townsite to support the workers of the nickel mine, and the town of Leinster was declared on 13 February 1981, deriving its name from the Leinster Downs pastoral station.
Leinster has virtually no crime and no mortgages. Why? Because it’s a closed town, which means all the residents are either employees or contractors for global mining giant BHP. As a result, Leinster has 100% employment!
Visitors are given a warm welcome in Leinster and invited to enjoy the vibrant community with all the amenities you’d expect in a modern community: supermarket, post office, service station, newsagency, beautician, hairdressing salon, coffee shop, caravan park, motels and nursery. There is also a tavern which offers a-la-carte and speciality menus. Live entertainment is regularly brought to Leinster by sporting and community groups.
Leinster has most sporting activities covered: fitness centre, squash, basketball, netball, tennis, indoor sporting stadium, race course, olympic-size swimming pool, and 18-hole golf course.
Distance from Perth (km): 646