Balingup Visitors Centre – Volunteer Information Sessions

The Balingup Visitors Centre  will be running a volunteer training session at the Visitor Centre on the 1st May from 6pm until 7.30pm.

More volunteers are urgently needed.  The Visitors Centre would like to develop a pool of fabulous people who can roster on, even for just 2.5hr shifts. Volunteers are essential to the smooth running of the Centre.

This volunteer training session will introduce (or reintroduce…previous volunteers are welcome!) potential volunteers to the running of the centre, what the purpose is and what the role of the volunteer is.

If you are interested in coming, please RSVP to Lela via this  Balingup Visitors Centre or call the centre on 9764 1818.

If you can’t come, but would like more info, please make contact. If you can’t volunteer, please consider sharing this to your networks anyway. Volunteering can be as little as 2.5hrs a months and would still be a tremendous help.

Donnybrook RSL Sub-Branch Charter – 100 Year Celebrations

The Donnybrook community is invited to attend the 100th year celebrations of the Donnybrook RSL Sub-Branch Charter.

On the 22rd of April (Easter Monday) at 10am, a morning tea will be held at the Memorial Hall with a 1920’s theme.

At the same time we will be celebrating the completion of the Flag pole and surrounds which was made possible with the involvement of the Bendigo Bank and the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup.

Feel free to dress for this occasion.


April 2019 School Holiday Program

Would the kids like something fun to do this school holidays?  The Shire has joined with local community groups and businesses to put together  a program of a variety of sports, arts/crafts and fun for the school holidays.

There is an activity for each day of the holidays (except public holidays), check out the program here:  April 2019 School Holiday Program Registration Form

Registrations are due by Friday 12th April 2019 – payment due with registration.   Registrations taken at the Shire Office.

Donnybrook Apple Festival – April 20th & 21st 2019

The 2019 Live Lighter Donnybrook Apple Festival will be held the Easter Weekend on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April at Egan Park in Donnybrook.

With entertainment all day long across two massive stages, an enormous produce tent, wine tasting, side show alley, free entertainment for the kids and much, much more, the Donnybrook Apple Festival is a must see for locals and tourists alike.


Adults: $15 one day. $25 two day
Children under 16: Free when accompanied by an adult.
Pensioners: $10 one day. $15 two day (pensioner concession card must be presented)
Companions: Free when accompanying a paying ticket holder (companion card must be presented)

For more information head to: Donnybrook Apple Festival

Australian Trusted Trader Free Workshops

The South West Development Commission are hosting Free workshops to introduce and discuss the Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) program.   The aim of the program is to recognise and accredit Australian Businesses who have secure international supply chain practices and reward them with access to a range of trade facilitation benefits.

To hear more about this exciting program and how quickly your business can be part of the Australian Trusted Trader Community, we invite you to attend and information session across the following locations:

Date Time Venue
Tues, 9 April 8.00am Dolphin Discovery Centre, Koombana Drive, Bunbury
Tues, 9 April 2.00pm Caves House, 18 Yallingup Beach Road, Yallingup
Wed, 10 April 9.00am Tall Timbers, 88 Giblett Street, Manjimup
Thur, 11 April 9.00am GSDC, 110 Serpentine Road, Albany

For all enquires and to register online head to: South West Development Commission