Esperance celebrated it Centenary, 100 years of Settlement 1864 – 1964, with a festival. The Souvenir Programme was packed with celebration events.
The Esperance Fertilizers Pty Ltd super-phosphate plant was built under agreement with the WA Government and began super-phosphate manufacturing in 1964. The design and construction of all plant and equipment was carried out entirely in West Australia. It met the requirements of the district, with 45,000 tons of super-phosphate supplied direct from the new works. Farmers were able to have one of the lowest on farm costs for fertilizers in Australia, which provided a unique advantage.
The Town Library opened in the Roads Board Office.