The first recorded Western explorer to the region was George Fletcher Moore in April 1835. The first official use of the name “Chittering” is with reference to a survey description to Lake Chittering in March 1843, by William Brockman to his property.

For a full history about the Shire of Chittering you can borrow "Chittering – Exploration to Shire" by Bruce Buchanan from the Bindoon Library. This book delves from early exploration and settlement in 1829 through to the 1950s.

The Shire has many heritage places that we encourage residents and visitors to view to learn about our region’s history.

Brockman Centre

Visit Bindoon's Museum - Click here to see what the Brockman Centre has to offer you, and don't forget to look out for Swag Fest in April to experience a slice of yesteryear. Visit their website here for more information.

Bindoon Catholic Agricultural College (Now known as Edmund Rice College, Bindoon)

Construction for the college started in 1940, with the officially opening in 1941. The college was known as Bindoon Boys Town from 1936 to 1965. Most of the building's work was completed in 1953, with extensions and alterations made during the 1970s. The college is now a co-educational Catholic School for years 7 to 12. Tours can be organised by appointment on school holidays. For further information about the college visit Edmund Rice College Bindoon.

Bindoon Townsite Heritage Walk

The Shire of Chitterings 'Tale Trail' begins at Clune Park, where you will be directed around the township of Bindoon via informative signage that shares the memories and stories of the local community.

Holy Trinity Church

Building of the Holy Trinity Church started in 1886. The consecration of this, the first church in Chittering, was on 16 October 1887.

Australian Cemeteries

St Benedict’s Church

The date of building is unknown however historical records indicate that the erection of a new church building was printed in August 1908, and that the building would be ready for service in the New Year. With fundraising by the community the foundation stone was laid in February 1909 by the Right Rev Abbott Torres OSB, and presided over by the Rev Father Hoyne.

The Old Well

This well is located in front of the Muchea General Store on the Brand Highway and dates back to the time of early settlers. The well is in working order and visitors are free to pump bore water.