The Shire of Wandering borders the local authorities of Armadale, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Murray, Boddington, Williams, Cuballing, Pingelly, Brookton, and Beverley.
Major agricultural activities include cereal crops (oats, wheat, barley) pulse crops (lupins, chickpeas, faba beans) oilseed (canola), sheep (wool & meat), cattle (meat), pigs and vineyards. Other commercial industries include wineries, timber milling and hay exporting. A range of local commercial services exist.
Services provided include a primary school (with bus services to Boddington for junior high school education). Major sporting facilities include oval (cricket), tennis/basketball/netball courts, badminton courts (inside Community Centre), and golf course (Wandering Golf Club Inc.).