Mullewa is a small town west of Geraldton. Mullewa services a very rich agricultural district. The proximity to Geraldton is having economic impact on the town, but that said the local community is very proud of their town. History and pride is on display everywhere.
European settlers moved to the area in 1869 to take up pastoral leases for farming. In 1894, the government built a narrow gauge railway from Geraldton to Mullewa and the town was gazetted in the same year.
The town is named for Mullewa Spring, based on an Aboriginal name recorded by surveyor John Forrest in 1873. The meaning of the name is not certain, but the most accepted meaning is "place of fog".
Though off the main travel route, a diversion to the small towns in the mid-west is recommended.