Useful Links

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Demographic information for the Shire of Donnybrook/Balingup

Builders Registration Board
Current information on regulations, including owner builder details and application forms.

Business SW
Formerly known as the Small Business Centre Bunbury-Wellington, Business South West offers FREE and low cost services for new and established businesses in the South West of Western Australia.

Department of Commerce – Dividing Fences
Visit this website for a guide that is intended to help you understand the Dividing Fences Act 1961 (the Act) and outlines processes for neighbours to agree on the fence that divides their properties, to determine boundaries and to share the cost of construction and maintenance.

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development – Business
Major Funding opportunities:

Building Better Regions Fund 

Disability Services Commission
The website provides information, services, links, publications as well as research and contact details for your local disability services office.

Donnybrook Community Radio
Keeping our local communities connected, informed and involved…. and entertained! ON AIR in Donnybrook 24/7. Tune in to 102.1 FM.

Donnybrook Community Resource Centre
Offering a range of services from training and support, video conferencing, business and social development and support for other not for profit community groups.

National Broad Band Network
For independent advice about the NBN network in the South West of WA contact Mike Hendry 0473 976 389.
For other helpful information: nbn_checklist

Perth Waste & Green Recycling website
Information on Shire waste & recycling services

The National Public Toilet Map
Information on location opening hours and availability of wheelchair access for more than 14,000 public toilets nationally.

The South West Development Commission is a statutory authority of the Western Australian government, with a board of management selected from the community, local governments and ministerial appointments. Their aim is to make the South West region an even greater place to live, work and invest. They do so by partnering with communities, government, business and industry to identify and support projects that benefit the region. Developing the region’s economy and improving quality of life are key areas of focus.

Western Australian Planning Commission
All subdivision proposals in Western Australia are determined by the Western Australian Planning Commission. Subdivision application forms are available on the Commission’s website or contact the Commission on (08) 9791 0577

Visitor Information

Donnybrook Visitors Centre
Donnybrook Visitor Information Centre or phone (08) 9731 1720.  Located on South Western Highway at the Old Railway Station in Donnybrook.

Balingup Visitors Centre
Balingup Visitor Information Centre or phone (08) 9764 1818. They are located on South Western Highway, Balingup.

Western Tourist Radio
Tourist information for Western Australia

Major Events – to find out more about our major local events follow the link below.

Donnybrook Apple Festival

Balingup Small Farm Field Day

Telling Tales in Balingup

Balingup Medieval Carnivale

Donnybrook Food and Wine Festival


Volunteer South West will assist those hoping to enter the world of volunteering and will help community groups in need of volunteers. What skills or hobbies do you have that you could use in volunteering?