Towns in Australia

Exploring Australia, town by town

Meckering WA


Postcode: 6405

Meckering is a town 130 km east of Perth, Western Australia along the Great Eastern Highway. Meckering is located within the Shire of Cunderdin.

On the 14th of October, 1968, an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale destroyed the town, and had effect on a considerable area in south western Australia. As it was a public holiday, the risk of casualties was reduced. Buildings in the metropolitan area of Perth were damaged as a result of the earthquake.

A later earthquake at Cadoux in 1979 was on a par with the Meckering event in some peoples memories, although less damage occurred in Perth.