Pepperjacks – Yabberup Hall – Sunday 3rd December, 2017

Come see the Pepperjacks, in a superb concert featuring the brilliant Lara Norman on violin, Craig Sinclair on Dobro, Bob Lipinski on Harmonica, Rod Vervest ‘guitar player extraordinare’, and Margie Crossin on Double Bass!

Sunday 3 December 3pm
Yabberup Hall
Donnybrook-Boyup Brook Road, Yabberup


Tickets – $25 pre-sale, $30 at the door. Kids on laps free.

For more information contact Chris – 9732 1258

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Featuring Bakkheia wines this time around and Lowden Volunteer Fire Brigade is running the beer bar.
Cheese n crackers as well as a sausage sizzle are included.


Advice of Works November 2017


The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup advises that the following works are in progress or programmed to commence in the near future.  Please note all works are subject to weather conditions, therefore dates may change.

TREVENA ROAD, QUEENWOOD – Gravel re-sheeting along sections of road.
Works scheduled to take place November 2017

GRIMWADE ROAD, GRIMWADE – Sealing & resheeting on various sections of road.
Works scheduled to take place November 2017

DONNYBROOK CCTV PROJECT – Upgrade to existing CCTV network.
Works commencing at Apple Fun Park in early November & progressing to other locations within the Donnybrook CBD

MAIN ROADS WA – Brookhampton Road.
Main Roads WA are currently undertaking maintenance repairs to Bridge 3622 on Brookhampton Rd (just north of the Thomson Brook Rd intersection).

MAIN ROADS WA – South West Highway/Cundinup-Kirup intersection.
Main Roads WA are currently conducting upgrade works on South West Highway south of Kirup. The works will involve lengthening of the existing northbound overtaking lane.

Hours of operation are normally between 7.00 am and 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.  Works will be clearly signed and you are requested to exercise due care when travelling near or through these areas.  Delays are expected to be minimal.  Should you have any further enquiries, please contact Council’s Works & Services Department on 9780 4209.

Benjamin (Ben) Rose
Chief Executive Officer

Donnybrook Apple FunPark CCTV Upgrade

The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup will be upgrading the existing CCTV network within the Donnybrook Apple FunPark,  which may impact on park users. For further information please click here.

Donnybrook welcomes True Grit’s mentally gruelling military obstacle course

October 2017, Perth – Donnybrook: True Grit, the nation’s only Australian designed military inspired obstacle course, is back in Perth for this year, testing the State’s physical and mental endurance and supporting Australian soldiers and their families with over $150,000 in donations in the last five years.

True Grit Perth 2017 – Poster

On the 28 to 29 October, waves of participants will be running towards some of the most intimidating obstacles inspired by Australia’s regional natural terrain, over a 10-12km distance.

Co-founders, Adam McNamee and Matt Murphy, have a combined experience in the Australian Army spanning over 33 years, with the last 20 years in Special Forces. Adam said the event is a great opportunity to get together with friends, test your limits and support the armed forces, no matter what fitness level you are.

“True Grit is designed to be fun, inspiring and challenging, delivering a truly unique experience to those that dare,” Mr McNamee said.

True Git donates 2.5% of all profits to raise money for Legacy, supporting Australian families suffering after the injury or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service. It also contributes 2.5% of all profits to The Commando Welfare Trust, which assists families with emergency funding and long term financial support.

Legacy Australia Chairman, Tony Ralph, said True Grit really is a great way to have fun and do something that will put you out of your comfort zone.

“True Grit is something truly special in its support of defence families. By giving everyone the chance to put themselves in a soldier’s shoes for a few hours to experience the mental and physical demands it takes to be in the forces,” Mr Ralph said.

Scott Littlefair, local Firefighter and ex-soldier, is an obstacle racing pro but said he finds the community of True Grit to be one of the best.

“As an ex-soldier the course takes me back to my military roots while also assisting me with my current role by providing me reactive training and the ability to meet my community one-one-one in the field,” said Mr Littlefair.

Scott has competed in True Grit 12 times now and is making it a total of 17 at Perth this year.

The spectacular success of True Grit has led to the launch of the True Grit World Championships, seeing participants compete from all over the world in Sydney, 2018.

“True Grit participants look forward to a real Australian military experience which is what makes the event unique and I‘m very excited to take it worldwide,” Mr McNamee said.

For more information about True Grit or how to register, visit


2017 Donnybrook Recreation Centre Open Day – Friday 13th October

Donnybrook Recreation Centre will open its doors to the community for an Open Day on Friday 13th October, 2017. 

Poster – Open Day 2017

The Open Day is shaping up to be a fabulous day with a range of interesting activities and entertainment for the whole family!

A highlight this year will be ABC Radio’s live outdoor broadcast from the Centre! Join us while we host Peter Barr in the foyer as he broadcasts the Morning Show from 10am – 11am. Peter will be interviewing local personalities as well as covering the latest current affairs, news, local information and entertainment from Donnybrook and the South West of WA.

However, the day kick starts at 6am with an early morning swim at your own pace, or perhaps you’d like to really get the heart pumping in a ‘Spin-in-Sanity’ cycling fitness class.

At a more leisurely hour, physiotherapist Judy Bishop’s popular Aqua Rhythm session commences at 8.30am in the pool. You’re welcome to join in the action, or just sit and watch this time round.

At 9am you can come along to the Circuit Gym session – an all over muscle tone and cardio fitness workout! All of the Centre’s fitness classes are open to beginners, and you’ll realise that the hardest part is mustering the motivation to get started.

From 9.30am – 11.30am join us in the foyer while ABC Radio broadcast live from the Centre. Meet Peter Barr and the crew from ABC Radio and see what happens behind the scene!

There’s a free morning tea, entertainment and live interviews. Donnybrook District High School band will take to the stage at 10.15am with a fabulous line up of live music!

And, if you’d like to have a look around, take a tour or just have a few questions, the staff and fitness instructors are available between 10am – 12noon!

Nutritionist, Deb Brealey, Senior Health Promotion Officer with the WA Country Health Service – South West will be here between 10.45am – 11.15am to talk all things health & nutrition.

Between 3.30pm – 4.30pm the Centre will host an all-ages pool party. Bring your swim gear and join in the fun in the pool with games and activities.

From 4.45pm – 5.30pm the Junior Swim Club takes to the pool. New members are welcome to have a go!

There’s a great membership special available and you could win a 3-month Gold Pass Membership

Centre Manager, Jill McLean explained that “the Centre is looking fresh and fabulous after the recent redevelopment. We have continued to expand to the range fitness programs and gym equipment in recent years and we’re happy to assist anyone who’s interested in getting fit especially those who just want to get started.”

The highlight of the day for local kids will undoubtedly be the Roller Disco! The theme is – ‘Black Friday’ and there’ll be free give aways on the night!

 For more information contact Donnybrook Recreation Centre on 9731 1822.