Welcome to the Shire District

Our Vision: A proud community enjoying our rural lifestyle, cultural heritage and natural environment.

The Shire of Donnybrook Balingup is situated in the Southwest of Western Australia, 206 km south of Perth and 36 km south-east of Bunbury. Surrounded by stunning forests, winding rivers, rolling hills, vineyards and lush orchards, Donnybrook Balingup is a great place for residents and visitors alike.

⊸ About Western Australia

Arguably the largest state in the world, Western Australia covers one-third of the Australian continent. Spanning over 2.5 million square kilometres (1 million square miles), Western Australia extends into different climatic zones simultaneously. When it is warm and dry in the north of the State, it is cool and wet in the south – that’s how big Western Australia is.

Bordered largely by desert to the east, Western Australia is bound by 12,500 kilometres (7,813 miles) of the world’s most pristine coastline to the west.

Western Australia is adored for its brilliant blue skies, warm sunny climate and white sandy beaches. It is a land blessed with some of the world’s most precious natural phenomena including the dolphins of Monkey Mia, the 350-million-year-old Bungle Bungle range and the towering karri forests of the South West.

Essentially a primary producer, Western Australia has a wealth of natural resources including gold, iron ore, gas and minerals. Perth, the capital city of the State, is home to 1.38 million people and enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other capital city in Australia. Sophisticated yet uncomplicated, the lifestyle in Western Australia is a relaxed one.

⊸ The South West

The South West Region of Western Australia covers an area of 23,970 square kilometres and is located in the magnificent south west corner of the State. Facing the Indian and Southern Oceans the region is renowned for its seaside playgrounds, surf and famous wines; its interior, aptly describes as Western Australia’s green belt is home to ancient forests and bountiful farmland.

The South West is the most diverse regional economy of the State. Extensive mineral wealth has made the region a major world producer of alumina and mineral sands. The economy is also based on strong agricultural, horticultural and emerging aquaculture industries, timber and forest products, viticulture and tourism. Attractions including national parks, forests, beaches, wineries and eco-tourism sites have credited the region as the most popular tourist destination outside Perth.

More than 123,000 people live in the region and with a growth rate three times that of the national average the South West has one of the fastest growing populations of regional Western Australia.

⊸ Moving In

Welcome! We’re so happy you have come to live in the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup!

If you are a new rate payer and are renting a property within the Shire catchment, you may have already received your Welcome Pack for new residents from us in the post. If not, please call the office on (08) 9780 4200, or visit our Administration Office in Donnybrook and request a Welcome Pack.

To help you settle in, we’ve come up with the below checklist of useful reminders and information:

Our Community Public Noticeboard Council Meeting Minutes Working at the Shire Fire & Emergency Management Ranger Services Shire E-Newsletter Donnybrook Recreation Centre Community Libraries

If you need any help at all, please do not hesitate to reach out - you can contact us using the form below:

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⊸ What makes us so incredible?

You can start looking here - just open each dropdown bar to see more about the following topics:

The People

  • Want to learn about the statistics for the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup? Visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics website!
    Statistics from ABS
  • Looking for disability services and resources? Visit the Disability Services Commission website!
  • If you're looking for a wider variety of services and support, visit the Donnybrook Community Resource Centre!
    Donnybrook CRC

The Place

The Planet

The Potential

⊸ Who does what, and where do they do it?

We have many incredible stores and businesses in the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup - and they're all here for your convenience! Together with the Donnybrook Community Bank Branch, and the Donnybrook Balingup Chamber of Commerce, we are encouraging our residents and visitors to shop local.

The following details have been provided by the local community groups themselves. If you can't find who you're looking for, feel free to give us a call on (08) 9780 4200, and get in touch with the Community Engagement Officers! This information is subject to change, and will be updated as necessary.

Visit the Donnybrook Chamber of Commerce website to see a list of local businesses!

Business Directory

Check out our wonderful community clubs and groups!

Community Contact List