A regional centre for the central agricultural area which produces wheat and wool.
Home to a Cooperative Bulk Handling receival point that can hold
nearly 120,000 tonnes of grain and crops, the primary industry in the
area are what and sheep farming. The town also supports a gypsum mine
that is situated just outside of town at Lake Cowcowing.
The extensive railway barracks in town are leased by the shire
council from the Western Australian Governments Railway Commission. The
barracks represent one of the few intact examples of its kind in
Australia and are currently used as accommodation during Dowerin Field
Days and as the headquarters of a hang-gliding club.
Wyalkatchem lies on the Pioneers’ Pathway - a self-drive route
that traverses the Wheatbelt following the well worn Goldfields Track
which was the route taken by fortune seekers making their way toward