Southern Cross is a ‘great surprise’ town. Heading west from Kalgoolie to Perth the traveler will pass through Southern Cross. Be sure to time your visit for a stopover. This place has a few surprises. Not only is Southern Cross an exceptional tidy and clean town almost all essential services are on offer.
The town of Southern Cross is one of the many towns which run along the Mundaring to Kalgoorlie Goldfields Water Supply Scheme .
A succession of gold rushes in the Yilgarn region near Southern Cross in 1887, at Coolgardie in 1892, and at Kalgoorlie in 1893 caused a population explosion in the barren and dry desert centre of Western Australia.
Southern Cross is on the standard gauge railway from Perth to Kalgoorlie and beyond. The Prospector and Indian Pacific passenger trains service the town. The former narrow gauge railway reached Southern Cross on 1 July 1894.