Cataby, Western Australia

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Western Australia
Cataby roadhouse 2003.jpg
Cataby roadhouse
Postcode(s) 6507
Location 170 km (106 mi) N of Perth
LGA(s) Shire of Dandaragan
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack

Coordinates: 30°43′12″S 115°25′26″E / 30.72°S 115.424°E / -30.72; 115.424

Cataby is a small settlement approximately 170 kilometres (110 mi) north of Perth, Western Australia on the Brand Highway. The area was apparently once called West Dandaragan,[1] with the town of Dandaragan located 17 km to the east.

The Cataby Important Bird Area, which supports an important breeding population of the Short-billed Black Cockatoo, lies 2 km south-east of the town.[2]

Tronox have a titanium mine site at Cooljarloo, near Cataby. Concentrate is transported by road train to the processing facility at Chandala, near Muchea.

The area has also been explored for mineral sands.[3]

The town was threatened by a bushfire in 2010 closing the Brand Highway for a few hours, the fire was contained shortly afterward.[4]


  1. ^ Perth to Monkey Mia drive, accessed: 24 May 2010
  2. ^ "IBA: Cataby". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  3. ^ Cataby Mineral Sands Project : Iluka Resources Limited / report and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority. Perth, W.A. : Environmental Protection Authority, 2005. Bulletin, 1030-0120 ; 1212 "December 2005" Title on CD-ROM: Cataby Mineral Sands Project environmental protection statement / Iluka. ISBN 0-7307-6853-8
  4. ^ "Cataby Bushfire Contained". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 28 November 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2013.