The Shire of Merredin includes the towns of Hines Hill, Burracoppin, Sth Burracoppin, Goomarin, Korbel, Merredin, Muntadgin, Nangeenan, Nokanning, Tangedin, Nukarni and Norpa. It is situated approximately 260 kilometres east of Perth (the capital city of Western Australia) and is the major commercial and retail centre for the eastern Wheatbelt.
Merredin is also a regional base for a range of Government agencies and services. It is an area with high employment and extensive community involvement.
Located on the Great Eastern Highway and having the benefit of railway facilities (Merredin is serviced daily by the TransWA Prospector train) it is convenient to find by road and rail.