Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River is a popular tourist destination, with people attracted to its fine wines and vineyards, cave formations, scenic forests, national parks, restaurants, art galleries, coastal scenery and world class surf beaches.
Viticulture and wine processing are critical to the strength of the local economy. The local wine industry has experienced strong growth and the area is recognised as a world-class producer of premium wines.
Surfing is also important, bringing in a large proportion of the tourists that support the town. As with any area catering to thousands of tourists in a year, the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River has a thriving hospitality and retail sector.
There also continues to be substantial farming activity, primarily beef and dairy, in the shire. Value adding to produce is significant, with locally made dairy products and boutique gourmet ranges widely available.
The Margaret River townsite celebrates 100 years in 2013.
Margaret River is a SuperTown.
Visit the Margaret River Region website for detailed information on local attractions, events, tours and accommodation options.
|Towns & communities|
|Augusta, Margaret River, Cowaramup, Gracetown, Prevelly Park, Gnarabup, Witchcliffe, Karridale, Rosa Brook|
|Dairying, Beef, Sheep, Deer, Fishing, Timber, Market Gardens, Viticulture, Tourism, Timber Crafts and Furniture Making, Arts and Cottage Industries|
|Estimated resident population
|Annual growth rate
|Total value of building approvals||$89m|
|Number of residential building approvals||256|
|Labour market (a)|
|Labour force employed||8,384|
|Average taxable income per annum||$58,121|
|Total agricultural land holdings
|Number of farms
|Value of agricultural production
(a) Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Small Area Labour Markets - Australia.