Ghostbusters – free outdoor movie – Friday 24th March

Join us on Friday for the last of the season’s free outdoor movies!  

Ghostbusters will screen at the beautiful Donnybrook Amphitheatre – Ghostbusters-2

Friday 24th March, 2017
Film commences at approximately 6.30pm
BYO Picnic . . . outdoor chairs, picnic rug and a some warms clothes!

For more information contact the Shire’s Community Development Team on 9780 4234 or email



REVIEW – Ghostbusters (2016)

Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director, Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer!

Invitation – Free Club Development Workshop – 29th March 2017

The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup has teamed up with the City of Bunbury, the Department of Sport and Recreation and Kim Buttfield Consulting to present another FREE interactive workshop for Clubs.

The topic for this next workshop is ‘Good Club Governance’ for clubs and associations. The workshop is designed for anyone in your club who assists in the effective and efficient operations of your sport or recreation club and who is committed to improving the organisation and how it does things!

Wednesday 29 March 2017
6pm – 8pm
Venue: City of Bunbury, Administration Building, 4 Stephen St, Bunbury

Workbooks and light refreshments provided

See the flyer for more details Shire of D-B Club Business workshop March 2017 flyer

RSVP by Friday 24 March 2017

RSVP by completing the attached registration form and return to Sheridan Duke on

To discuss any aspect of this Club Business Workshop please contact Sheridan on 9795 2256 or via email.

Or if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact the Shire’s Community Development Team.

Ph – 9780 4200 or email

Roller Disco – Donnybrook Recreation Centre

Join us on Friday 17th March, 2017 – 6pm – 7.30pm. Instructor Amy with Jade Dronow

All ages event. BYO Skates or blades or hire a pair from the Centre!

17th March 2017 disco

Wacky Gadget Geek Brings His Comedy Chaos to Donnybrook

Internationally recognised Canadian prop-comedian Marty Putz brought his explosive one man family show to Donnybrook on Friday 10th March as part of a regional and remote tour of Western Australia.

As the sun set, a crowd of over 600 gathered at Donnybrook Amphitheatre on the banks of the Preston River foreshore. They had high expectations, and they were not disappointed.

Marty Putz is internationally recognised having attracted rave reviews around the world with guest appearances on both international and Australian television including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the BBC’s Friday Night Live and Hey Hey It’s Saturday.

Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup CEO, Ben Rose was delighted with the evening. “Seeing approximately 600 people gather as multi-generational family groups for this year’s free family concert was extremely satisfying.”

“It’s a fabulous venue, and it was wonderful to see the joy, and hear the laughter resonate around the Amphitheatre as the evening’s entertainment unfolded.”

“Inventive and exciting shows like Marty’s Party give regional families a terrific opportunity to get together, enjoy great entertainment and celebrate what it means to be part of a rural community,” continued Mr Rose.

Anti-gravity cloaks and a human baseball were all part of the mayhem which made this family show a fantastic visual sight which appealed to the kid in all of us.

The wacky comedian brought with him an array of gizmos and gadgets which is currently touring regional and remote areas of Western Australia as part of the Country Arts WA 2017 Shows on the Go touring circuit.

“Our Shows on the Go touring program continues to grow in size and scope as we help to connect more regional communities with high quality performing arts,” says Country Arts WA’s Executive Director, Paul MacPhail.

Country Arts WA coordinated the regional tour in association with various local presenters.

“The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup has been a fabulous partner. They proved very effective in building anticipation for the show, gathering a large local audience and maximizing the value of the visiting performance”, continued Mr MacPhail.

In addition to the Marty’s Party concert performance, a group of Year 5 and Year 6 students from Donnybrook District High School participated in a 45-minute creative workshop session. Marty demonstrated a few of his inventions and gave the kids an opportunity to try them out for themselves. The materials were provided for the group of 30 kids to build Marty’s first joke ever, and when completed, it was theirs to take home!


Australia Day Celebrations

Thursday 26 January 2017 at 8.00amaustralia-day-image-2

Free community breakfasts will be held at Apex Park in Donnybrook, the Village Green in Balingup and the Memorial Park in Kirup from 8.00am, Thursday 26 January 2016 to celebrate our National day.

The Community Citizenship Awards for Citizen, Seniors Citizen, Young Citizen and Community Group of the Year will be announced. All members of the community are invited to attend these celebrations.

For more details – aust-day-breakfast-community-notice

Australia Day Weekend
Free Outdoor Movie   Friday 27th January, 2017
Film screens at approximately 7.45pm
Donnybrook Amphitheatre
BYO Picnic
‘Oddball’    (rated PG)