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Latest news: Western Australia

An expert explains the stranding of 97 pilot whales in WA and their mysterious ‘huddling’ before the tragedy

Sad scenes are unfolding in Western Australia after a pod of pilot whales became stranded on a beach late on Tuesday.

Murder charge to come after WA officer Anthony Woods dies in hospital

Police expect to lay a murder charge against the Perth driver accused of running over Constable Anthony Woods, 28.

Cleo Smith snatcher lodges appeal against sentence

Jailed child snatcher Terence Kelly has lodged an appeal against his sentence for kidnapping four-year-old Cleo Smith from a remote WA campsite in 2021.

Goulburn man wanted for sexual assaults arrested in WA

A man has been arrested in WA following an investigation into two alleged physical assaults and a sexual assault in Goulburn earlier this month.

Pair escape from light plane crash off WA beach

A woman and her teenage son have swum to shore after the light plane they were in crashed into the sea off Leighton Beach in North Fremantle. 

Sky-high emotions as total solar eclipse wows thousands in WA

Thousands are in Western Australia's north are watching a rare total solar eclipse as the moon casts a 40km wide shadow over the sun for 60 seconds.

Thousands to witness rare total solar eclipse in remote WA

Day is set to turn into night when the sun vanishes from the sky during a rare total solar eclipse on a remote peninsula on the Western Australian coast.

Guards injured during unrest at detention centre in WA

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has described an attack on guards in the youth wing of Casuarina Prison overnight as appalling and shocking.

Mother fights off dingo that attacked her toddler in WA

A mother has bravely fought off a dingo that attacked and injured her two-year-old son at a remote national park in Western Australia. 

Northwest WA battens down as Cyclone Ilsa gathers strength

Evacuations are under way in Western Australia's northwest as tourists, miners and pastoralists flee the projected path of a strengthening cyclone.

Tropical cyclone warning along WA Kimberley coast

A cyclone forming off Western Australia could smash parts of the Pilbara or Kimberley in coming days.