Our Town Facilities
Public Amenities & Wheelchair Access Public toilets are situated at the Beacon Town Hall/Community Centre. These amenities are open all hours.
Public amenities are also situated across from the General Store.
St Augustine’s – Beacon Anglican Church
Located: Cnr Lucas St & Hamilton St, Beacon
Lord of the Harvest Parish –
Beacon- St Michael’s Catholic Church
Located: Cnr Lindsay St & Broadbent St, Beacon
- Beacon Country Club
Manager: (08) 9686 1030
Beacon Country Club is open to members & guests. Come along and enjoy a refreshing drink and meet the locals.
Meals available most Thursdays and Saturday nights.
Saturday 12pm-2pm & 5pm-12pm;
Sunday 11:30am-1:30pm & 5pm-9pm.
Beacon Primary School is located on Broadbent Street and comprises of a main building with 3 classrooms, a Library/Multipurpose building, an Information Centre, playground areas, a Botanical Garden, sheds and a dirt oval.
The uniform colours are royal blue and yellow with “Truth Is Light” as the emblem and motto for the school.
- Unleaded and Diesel Fuel Available 24hrs
Available from Ninghan Spraying & Ag Services
No autogas available.
24 HOUR FUEL NOW AVAILABLE
- Credit card
- eftpos card
- most cards
- Great Southern Fuel BP Card only
- Beacon Co-op (General Store)
Manager: Terry & Lea
Chairman/Director: Nigel Beagley
Phone: (08) 9686 1057
Fax: (08) 9686 1157
Address: Corner of Burakin/Wialki Rd & Shemeld Street
8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday, 8.30am-12pm Saturday
Beacon Co-op sells groceries, meat, fruit and vegetables.
It also offers newsagent, banking, access to EFTPOS and post office.
- Beacon Post Office
Australia Post agency located in the Beacon Co-op, Corner of Burakin/Wialki Rd & Shemeld Street, Beacon
Offers general postal services, bill payments, money orders, license payments.
No giroPost available.
[email protected] at the Beacon Post Office, located inside the Beacon Co-operative General Store.
[email protected] Post provides deposit and withdrawal transaction services on behalf of more than 70 banks and financial institutions. These services can be accessed with a designated account from a participating financial institution, a plastic transaction card and a PIN.
Beacon Fitness Centre
The Beacon Gym is located inside the Beacon Recreation Complex near the change room and toilet facilities. All members are provided a key so they are able to access the gym 24/7.
To join the Beacon Gym you need to visit Beacon Central on Rowlands Street during office hours. Alternatively you can also visit the Shire of Mt Marshall Offices. Staff will provide you with the membership forms and provide you with your key once they have received payment.
The Gym has a range of equipment for use, including;
- Exercise Bike
- Cross Trainer
- Rowing Machine
- Free Weights
- Kettle Bells
- Weight Machine
- Gym Balls & Mats
The gym is accessible to members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Membership fees are;
- Adult Membership – $58.30 for 12 months
- Pensioner – $34.80 for 12 months
- Student – $34.80 for 12 months (must supply a copy of their student card).
- Casual Membership – $5 per session
- Please note you must be 16 years or over to use this facility.
The Beacon Library is situated at Beacon Central, Rowlands Street, Beacon. The library service is provided by the Mt Marshall Shire with the book exchange service managed on a daily basis by the Beacon Central Community Resource Centre and a librarian in attendance on Tuesdays.
Library is Open every day Monday to Friday 9am – 3.30pm
Librarian in attendance: Tuesdays 9am- 3.30pm
Location: Playgroup rooms at the rear of the Beacon Hall. Entry is off Hamilton Street.
Facilities: Playgroup facilities include two activity rooms, an outdoor playground and sandpit, undercover courtyard and access to the community kitchen, toilets and baby change room. Public use of the facilities outside of Playgroup hours can be negotiated with the executive committee.
Hours of operation: 9:30 –11am Tuesdays. excluding school & public holidays.
President: Lisa M Clark Secretary: Krista Lancaster
Meetings: Meetings are held as the need arises to discuss fundraising ideas, and operational suggestions. The AGM is held every December.
Beacon boasts exceptional recreation facilities which include: a sporting complex catering for cricket, tennis, hockey, football, netball, basketball, squash, skate park, gymnasium; bowling green; gun club/rifle range; BBQ areas; & children’s playgrounds.
For more information check other Beacon sporting links.
Beacon Retirement Lifestyle Villas and Independent Living Units
The two Retirement Villas are spacious, modern facilities perfect for either a couple or single person. Located in the centre of Beacon, they are within walking distance of all local services. Unfortunately, there are no current vacancies in the units.
Expressions of interest for future tenancy should be placed with the Shire of Mt Marshall. Expressions of interest are open to everyone however priority if given to those best meeting the following criteria:
- 65 years of age or over
- Person with a disability
- Duration of residence within the Shire of Mt Marshall
To register an Expression of Interest and have your name placed on a waiting list please contact the Shire on 9685 1202.
CEACA Seniors Housing Project
The Shire of Mt Marshall is a Member of Central East Aged Care Alliance Inc. This organisation has commenced an exciting project constructing 72 two-bedroom, aged-friendly units across CEACA’s 11 Member Councils, including the Shire of Mt Marshall. The construction phase of the project has commenced and units will be available in Beacon in 2018. Expressions of interest for tenancy should be placed with the Shire of Mt Marshall.
Unsuccessful expressions of interest for Shire or CEACA units will be placed on a waiting list.
www.ceaca.org.au/ for more information
The Sandalwood Dray Shed is a memorial in recognition of the development of the Shire of Mt Marshall by the sandalwood cutters.
Sandalwood cutters came in the 1880’s after a boom in sandalwood prices. The area was opened to pastoral leases as far north as Datjoin in 1872. Sandalwood cutters were very active in the district around Beacon from 1880’s and they extended further north in the 1920’s when the industry was thriving. The sandalwood cutters used the water points recorded by the early explorers and in later days the sandalwooders tracks were used by early settlers linking them to many areas.
The Dray Shed was built by Beacon Men’s Shed volunteers and the materials for the shed were funded by the Shire of Mt Marshall. The Shire Mt Marshall has adopted the slogan “The Sandalwood Shire” and has erected a shed in Beacon and Bencubbin as a tribute.
The Beacon Men’s Shed and the Beacon Sandalwood Dray Shed are under the management of the Beacon Progress Association.
Located in Bencubbin.
The Pool is currently CLOSED.
Opening hours: Nov- Mar:
Contact: (08) 9685 1260 or Shire Office (08) 9685 1202
VacSwim and in-term swimming lesson programs run at the pool.
Further details can be obtained from the Beacon Primary School or the Education Department.
Season Passes are available at the Mt Marshall Swimming Pool or at the Shire Office
Beacon Town Hall/Community Centre is managed by the Beacon Progress Association and the Shire of Mt Marshall.
Jenni Bunce Conference Room
Beacon Town Hall
BCRC Sporting Complex
Please call Beacon Central CRC if you would like to hire any of these venues.
11 Rowlands St, Beacon
Beacon Central houses the Beacon Central Community Resource Centre, Visitor Centre, Bendigo Bank Agency, Beacon Bulletin Newspaper, Library, Landcare Office, Herbarium and a meeting/conference room. Phone Beacon Central Community Resource Centre for enquiries, tourist information or bookings on (08) 9686 1014.
Beacon Central has a free mobile hotspot in and around the building.
Mon to Fri 9am – 3.30pm (except Thurs open 9am-4pm).
Contact person: Nancy Dease
For further information please Contact Us