Located in the heart of the Wheatbelt, the vibrant Kulin Region offers a fantastic array of visitor experiences and is a convenient stopover for those travelling to Wave Rock or between Perth and Esperance.


Go wild in spring!

The South West region of WA is internationally recognised as being one of the most biodiverse areas in the world! The Kulin Shire has an abundance of wonderful wildflower reserves and roadsides which put on a spectacular seasonal show of color.

Kulin Shire has an abundance of wonderful wildflower reserves. Hopkins Nature Reserve comes to life in the early spring (September – December) and is an extremely important flora conservation area. North Jitarning Nature Reserve has a picnic area and is perfect to walk through and experience many different vegetation areas. Roadside flora is also abundant in the Shire of Kulin and we recommend you slow down, get out of the car and look at our wonderful wildflowers.

Buckley's Breakaway

70 km east of Kulin, on-route to Wave Rock, you will find this picturesque. The gully is dominated by Cypress Pine, Blue Mallet, and Box Poison, but it is the top of the ‘breakaway’ which carries the most interesting plants. It is a natural garden, with something in flower all year round. There are profusion of golden prickly Dryandras, soft pink Petrophiles, pink and yellow Verticordias, blue Dampiera, and many others. In the shelter of the shrubs, look for delicate orchids, trigger plants and sundews.

Macrocarpa Trail

The flowering gum, Eucalyptus macrocarpa (Mottlecah) is the flora emblem of the Shire of Kulin and grows along the Kulin-Corrigin Road. You can view the macrocarpa along the established Macrocarpa Walk Trail. The macrocarpa walk is located 1km west of Kulin and is an easy 1.4km walk through bushland.

Kulin Vase

The Kulin Vase was designed by Philip Gibson and is part of The Australian Collection 2007 Moorcroft England. The Vase design is based on the Eucalyptus macrocarpa which is native to Western Australia. Growing up to five meters in height, it carries brilliant red blooms for most of the year. With its large, grey-green leaves, the tree is not only able to survive an otherwise hostile, dry climate, but also supplies essential oils for medicines and perfumes. The Kulin Vase is on display for viewing at the Kulin Community Resource Centre.

Kulin’s Wildflowers are now on Facebook!

For up-to-date local information about wildflowers in the Kulin Region, join the Kulin ‘Wildflowers and What to See and Do’ Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/136058339763620/

Freebairn Recreation Centre Employment Opportunity

The Freebairn Recreation Centre is seeking capable and enthusiastic staff to undertake the following positions associated with running the bar and function components of the FRC. These include:

  • Permanent Part-time Bar Attendant
  • Casual Bar Staff
  • Part-time Facility Cleaner

Primary duties include hospitality responsibilities, bar service, as well as cleaning and maintenance of the bar facilities in the centre’s function areas. Hours for each position are negotiable with an ongoing requirement for at least 30 hours per week across an individual role with another 30-50 hours across casual roles dependent upon facility bookings.

Applicants must possess RSA certification and ideally have experience within the hospitality industry.  On the job training will be provided.

This is a multi-faceted role and we are seeking applicants who have the desire to become involved and be a key-player in the operations of the FRC.  Weekend work will form a significant component of the role.

Key Points:

  • Employed under Local Government Industry Award 2020 (salary negotiable dependent upon final role and responsibilities)
  • Must be adaptable, possess great time management skills and exhibit initiative.
  • RSA certification is required.
  • Uniform provided.
  • A vehicle would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Accommodation potentially available via negotiation dependent upon final role.

The position is available on an ongoing basis with a starting date to be negotiated.

For further information and to apply, please email: reccentre@kulin.wa.gov.au

In order to apply for this role please forward a covering letter outlining experiences and motivation for your application as well as a copy of your current Resume to:

 Freebairn Recreation Centre Manager - reccentre@kulin.wa.gov.au

PO Box 125

Kulin WA 6365

 Applications close Wednesday April 7, 2021.

* Please note, there are other opportunities for cleaning and maintenance of the wider FRC amenities.  Please contact the Centre Manager via email to discuss if you are available for casual hours.

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