Gateway to the Western Desert and Australia’s Largest Shire. Lying 15km North of the Tropic of Capricorn, Newman is a real oasis in the outback. It is sometimes referred to as ‘The Heart of the Pilbara’.

Onslow is a coastal town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, 1,386 kilometres north of Perth. It has a population of 848 people and is located within the Shire of Ashburton local government area.

Slip into our wonderful little coastal town of Onslow.  Mud crabbing, fishing up many of our tidal creeks.  Day out on the Ashburton River and visit the historic site of Old Onslow.  Visit our Shell Museum of sixty years, Goods Shed Museum and join one of our tours


Shire Of East Pilbara: 57 Second Avenue  Onslow WA

Elevation: 7.72 m

24 °C, Wind N at 23 km/h, 76% Humidity weather.com

Postal code: 6710

State electorate(s)Pilbara

Hotels: 3-star averaging $175. View hotels

Population: 848 (2016 census)

LgaDivision of Durack

Visitor Centre

Address: Onslow Tourist Ctr,  Second Ave, Onslow WA 6710

Phone: +61 8 91846644

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 - 5:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 5:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 5:00
Thursday 9:00 - 5:00
Friday 9:00 - 5:00
Saturday Closed
​Sunday Closed