FREE Child Car Restraint Checks – Donnybrook – Thursday 18th April

Every year in Western Australia around 127 children aged up to 16 years old are killed or seriously injured when the vehicle they were travelling in is involved in a crash. On average, 14 per cent of these children were not wearing a seat belt or in an appropriate child car restraint at the time of the crash.

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The Shire of Donnybrook Balingup is working with Roadwise and have organised a FREE checking station with RoadWise Regional Safety Advisors available to assist with fitting and checking of child car restraints. 

Where: Donnybrook Apple FunPark.
When: Thursday 18th April 2019
Time: 9am to 12pm – bookings essential

While you are waiting, let the kids have a play at the park and grab your free coffee or tea  from the Snack Shack, located across the road from the Apple Fun Park. A voucher will be provided to you on the day.

If you have any queries or would like to make a booking contact the Shire’s Community Development Team on 9780 4220 or email



Annual Donnybrook Begonia Show

The Begonia Society of Western Australia Donnybrook Branch will be hosting a display of beautiful Begonias in all their great variety.

The display is open to the public 9am to 2pm  on Saturday 6th April 2019 at the Donnybrook Masonic Hall.

Entry is $5 and includes morning tea.


Outdoor Movie – Jumanji (pg) – Rescheduled Date 23rd March 2019

Come along to the to the final movie of the 2019 Outdoor Movie Series.

Saturday 23rd March 2019 – Donnybrook Amphitheatre
Movie starts at 7pm (depending on light)

Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle (rated PG)

2019-2020 Major Community Grants – APPLICATIONS OPEN 1st MARCH 2019

The Community Grant Funding Scheme aims to build sustainable local communities and enhance social wellbeing within the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup.

The Shire welcomes submissions from individuals, community groups, not-for-profit and commercial organisations that are seeking support for projects, activities and events that address community needs.  Community groups and non-profit organisations operating within the Shire are encouraged to apply for assistance through the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup 2019-2020 Community Grants Scheme.

Please read the 2019-2020 Guidelines for eligibility and assistance with the application: Community Grants Guidelines – 2019 – 2020

MAJOR GRANTS  Applications close on Friday 26th April 2019. Applications will be assessed and may be considered as part of the annual budget review process.

COMMUNITY GRANTS – up to $2,000
Major Community Grant Application Form 2019 – 2020

Major Event Sponsorship Application Form 2019 – 2020

Recurrent Funding Application Form 2019 – 2020

Application Forms are now available for download from the Shire’s website, for collection from the Shire Administration Office, or can be emailed to you on request.  Council may also consider financial requests for projects that fall outside of the Community Grants Scheme. These requests must be submitted in writing providing full details, including other funding sources and the benefit of the project to the community.

Minor Funding Applications (up tpo $500) can be made all year. 

For further information, contact Bronwyn Hodgson on 9780 4220 or email:


2019 Balingup Small Farm Field Day

THIS YEAR’S FIELD DAY IS ON Saturday 6th April 2019 at the Balingup Oval

Gates open to the public 9am – close 4.00pm.

Adults $15. Children under 16 FREE when accompanied by a parent. No concessions.

The ongoing theme for the 2019 Balingup Small Farm Field Day is – Small farms. Big ideas.
The Balingup Small Farm Field Day will again showcase all aspects of small farming; caring for the land and animals, growing trees and food, cooking with fresh local ingredients and creating fashion and crafts with natural products.
With over 300 trade and market stalls, along with a wide range of farm machinery and equipment, agricultural and nursery supplies, there is something for all the family to browse, learn and enjoy.