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City of Busselton

The City of Busselton, which includes the town sites of Busselton, Dunsborough and Yallingup has a high population growth rate, reflecting the area's vibrant economy and increasing employment opportunities. Strong population growth is expected into the future, with the local building and commercial sectors set for continued prosperity.

The city is home to many vineyards and premium wine labels, with substantial plantings of grapes in the area. Other industries in the shire include dairy and beef cattle, sheep, mining, tourism, timber, fishing, and various light industries. Creative industries are also becoming increasingly popular in the area.

The town of Busselton is one of the most popular holiday destinations in rural Western Australia and a premier seaside resort and coastal playground for families. Dunsborough and Cape Naturaliste are very popular holiday destinations offering safe swimming areas as well as excellent boating, fishing and surf breaks.

Busselton officially became a city on January 21, 2012.


Visit the Margaret River Region website for detailed information on local attractions, events, tours and accommodation options.

Shire statistics

Towns & communities
Busselton, Dunsborough, Yallingup, Jarrahwood, Vasse, Carbunup, Wonnerup, Broadwater, Geographe, Eagle Bay, West Busselton, Abbey, Quindalup, Bovell
Local industries
Tourism, Viticulture, Dairying, Market Gardening, Manufacturing, Creative Industries
Resident population / annual growth rate
Building value
Total value of building approvals $281.8m
Residential approvals $242.6m
Non-residential approvals $39.2m
Number of residential building approvals 688
Labour market
Labour force / unemployment rate
Average income
Average taxable income per annum $63,490
Total agricultural land holdings 68,668 hectares
Number of farms
Value of agricultural production
$86 million

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