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LOBSTER INDUSTRY REELING

On Friday December 7th, 2018  the state government delivered a broadside to the commercial lobster/crayfish industry, the primary industry in Lancelin. Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly announced that the annual catch will go from 6,300 tonnes to 8,000 tonnes in 2020. BUT, existing licence holders will only be allowed to catch an extra 315 tonnes of that increased quota, the remainder (1,385 tonnes or about 17%) will be owned by the… Read More

WORLD’S OLDEST MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE FOUND NEAR LANCELIN

On Sunday January 21st, 2018, Lancelin resident Tonya Illman came upon a bottle on a beach-side sand dune just north of Wedge Island in Western Australia. It would turn out that this bottle, containing a scrolled note, was tossed overboard from a ship in 1886.  It remained “lost” for 131 years and 223 days. Tonya and her friend Grace Ricciardo were walking back to their vehicle on that Sunday when Tonya… Read More

SANDBOARDING

Lancelin is Australia’s premier sandboarding destination and it’s just 85 minutes from the centre of Perth. Sandboarding in Lancelin is inexpensive, and fun (click here to rent a sandboard from as little as $12). So what’s involved? STEP 1: GET TO LANCELIN First, get yourself to town. The drive from the centre of Perth is a mere 85 minutes.  Head north to the end of the Mitchell Freeway and turn right on Hester… Read More

SKATE PARK UPGRADE COMPLETE

In early June, 2017, Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, confirmed that the upgrade to the Lancelin skate park in the middle of town had been given the green light. Well, the work was completed early in 2018 much to the delight of the hordes of youngsters eager to see the new pump track and other additions.You might remember that just prior to the last federal election, Mr Porter held… Read More