Menzies is in the Goldfields/Outback region of Western Australia, 730 kilometres from Perth, and 130 kilometres northwest of Kalgoorlie. The population of Menzies is just under 100 people.

Gold was discovered in the Menzies area in 1894, and Leslie Robert Menzies, a Canadian-born prospector, and John McDonald were the first to take up a lease. It was a rich gold find, and the naming of the town was done in Menzies honour.

In and around 1900 Menzies had a population of approximately 10,000 with 13 hotels and 2 breweries.The gold rush at Menzies lasted for 10 years and by 1905 most of the miners had left town. By 1910 the population of Menzies had dropped to around 1,000 people. Gold mining continues in and around Menzies today.

Menzies has a pub with food and cold beer, and the old state battery, which is in mint condition, is worth visiting. There is also a small Menzies general store which sells a wide variety of foods and of course your pet food and pet supplies. Menzies also has a shire office and a nursing post.

Menzies is famous also for being the birthplace of Sir Colin Hannah, 19th Governor of Queensland, and Sir Thomas Meagher, surgeon and Lord Mayor of Perth.

Pet friendly accommodation in Menzies is confined to Menzies Caravan Park hich is controlled by the local Council.

Naturally you can always find a vet in the Menzies area, and there are farriers, horse riding opportunities, and pet transport operators.

The next time you are touring the Golden Outback why not drop in at Menzies and treat yourself to a little bit of Menzies hospitality.


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