For Lease – Unit 8 Preston Retirement Village

Unit 8 Preston Retirement Village, a two-bedroom unit in an attractive, secure council-maintained complex for over 60s, has recently become available for lease.

This unit is the ultimate in easy-living with a well-appointed kitchen and a lovely lounge area that opens up to a private patio and garden.  The main bedroom  has a built in robe and a semi-ensuite bathroom.  The second bedroom is very roomy with a beautiful view of the private garden, and the private study provides  space for your hobbies or home office.

The reverse cycle air-conditioning unit keeps the unit cosy all year round and the garage is fitted with an automatic  opener for your convenience and has loads of storage space for your garden or leisure activities.

Preston Retirement Village overlooks the beautiful Preston River, is within walking distance of the Donnybrook CBD and IGA and within an easy drive of Bunbury, Geographe Bay, Margaret River and all the attractions of the South West.  The retirement village comprises 13 modern units and a purpose-built community centre.

Unit 8 is marketed at $315,000. For more information please contact Kate O’Keeffe on 9780 4202.

Proposed Upgrade to Collins Street, Donnybrook

Proposed upgrade to Collins Street, Donnybrook

The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup has been successful in securing 2017/18 Black Spot funding for an upgrade to Collins Street, between the intersections of Reserve Street and Victory Lane, Donnybrook.

The proposed works include additional footpaths, upgraded pedestrian crossing points and street lighting.

Works are expected to commence late January 2018 and completed by the end of April 2018. The works will be programmed not to impact on the Donnybrook Apple Festival.

Please click here to view plans of the proposed works or by visiting the Shire Administration Office. Updated notices and advice of works will be posted on this website as they come to hand.

Further details can also be obtained by contacting the Works & Services Department of the Shire on 9780 4209.

Benjamin (Ben) Rose
Chief Executive Officer




Business Traineeship Opportunity

Are you looking to work in an industry where you can develop your administration skills whilst striving to provide exceptional customer service within an Aged Care facility?

The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup is currently offering, through The Apprentice and Traineeship Company, a Traineeship in Business to a local resident of the shire.

In this role, you will be the first point of contact for the facility and will be responsible for providing exceptional customer service, reception duties, document and data control, ordering of office supplies and other ad-hoc duties as needed.

To be considered for the role, you will need well developed listening skills, strong empathy and understanding of aged care and have a strong desire to work within the aged care industry.

This is a full time role working Monday to Friday for 38 hours per week. You will undertake a Certificate 2 or 3 in Business over a 12 month period.  A current Police Clearance Certificate is essential for the role.

If this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for, please email your resume and a covering letter detailing your claims to the position to: Drew White @

Remember, you must be local to the Shire of Donnybrook – Balingup to be considered for this role.


Dog Attacks on Livestock

Residents of:  Merifield View, Donnybrook-Boyup Brook Rd, Queenwood,  Trevena Road

Please be advised that there have been several dog attacks on livestock in the area, which are currently being investigated.

For more information please view the following Dog Attacks on Livestock notice








Music / arts scholarship for Year 10 students

Year 10 Students interested in music or art are encouraged to apply for a $400 Frank Arbuthnott Memorial Scholarship.  The scholarship is open to students –

  • who live in the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup; 
  • are musically or artistically inclined; and
  • plan to continue their studies in Years 11 and 12.

Scholarship brochure and application form 2017