Beacon - Fast Facts

A typical Western Australian wheatbelt town
Located 42 km north of Bencubbin and 333 km northeast of Perth, Beacon lies on the northeast border of the wheatbelt. Beyond it lie the marginal grazing areas which eventually give way to uninhabited desert.

With a population of only 100 people (there are many more sheep and cockatoos) this is not a thriving centre - although it does have a farm machinery sales yard and an impressively large wheat silo.