Thinking of Moving to the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup?


The Shire

The Shire of Donnybrook Balingup is situated in the South West of Western Australia in a picturesque area surrounded by stunning forests, winding rivers, rolling hills, vineyards and lush orchards. Donnybrook Balingup is historically known as the first genuinely “rural” township of consequence that one enters when travelling south from Perth.

Donnybrook Balingup is part of the Warren Blackwood region and also boasts a highly central location, being only half an hour from the city life and beautiful beaches of Bunbury. The Shire is a leisurely one hour drive from the tranquil waters of Geographe Bay and the famous Margaret River Wine Region, while still being within within easy reach of the tall timbers of Pemberton and the South West’s abundant attractions. Its central location is also well placed for access to adjacent areas of employment such as Bunbury, Capel, Collie and Greenbushes.


The Shire of Donnybrook Balingup has a total resident population of 5870 persons, with the median age of 47. (Source: 2016 Census). There are three main town sites within the Shire: Donnybrook, Kirup & Balingup. 


The climate is warm and temperate in Donnybrook. There is more rainfall in the winter than in the summer in Donnybrook. The average rainfall is 943mm.

The area enjoys warm summers and cool, wet winters.

The average temperature is:

Winter 6 (low) 17 (high)
Summer 14 (low) 30 (high)


Due to our healthy local economy, and the benefit of several diverse industries nearby, we are one of the fastest growing rural Shire’s in the area. Local industries include Donnybrook sandstone quarrying, farming – fruit, vegetables, viticulture, sheep and cattle.

Tourism is also rapidly becoming an important industry, with many local attractions including the scenic areas of the Blackwood River Valley, State Forests and several established wineries. Tourist accommodation ranges from 5 star accommodation to boutique bed and breakfast establishments. Travellers are also catered for with a transit park available in Donnybrook & Balingup and a caravan park Kirup.

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