Eucla is the easternmost locality in Western Australia, located in the Goldfields-Esperance region along the Eyre Highway. It is the only Western Australian location on the Eyre Highway that has a direct view of the Great Australian Blight due to its position immediately next to the Eucla Pass, where the highway moves out and above the basin known as Roe Plains. The name Eucla is believed to originate from an Aboriginal word "Yinculyer" which one source gives as referring to the rising of the planet Venus.