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Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup

Local industries in the shire include sandstone quarrying and a strong agricultural sector, notably apple and stone fruit orchards in and around the township of Donnybrook.

Its central location to the adjacent areas of Bunbury, Capel, Collie and Greenbushes makes the shire an attractive lifestyle option.

Tourism is also rapidly becoming an important industry, with many local attractions including the scenic areas of the Blackwood River Valley, State forests and the Glen Mervyn Dam.

Owing to the generousity of an anonymous community benefactor Donnybrook now also boasts having the 'Biggest Free Entry Fun Park' in Australia, a major drawcard for family outings.

Attractions

Visit the Donnybrook or Balingup visitor centre's websites for detailed information on local attractions, events, tours and accommodation options.

Shire statistics

Towns & communities
Argyle, Brookhampton, Balingup, Donnybrook, Lowden, Mumballup, Mullalyup, Kirup, Noggerup, Newlands
Local industries
Sandstone Quarry, Fruit Orchards, Vegetables, Sheep, Viticulture, Tourism, Dairying, Beef Cattle
Population
Resident population / annual growth rate
Building value
Residential / non-residential building values
Number of residential building approvals
Labour market
Labour force / unemployment rate
Average income
Average taxable income per annum $63,091
Agriculture
Value of agricultural production

ABS Census data

Community Profiles
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Donnybrook family fun park

Donnybrook family fun park

Donnybrook apple orchards

Donnybrook apple orchards

Balingup Medieval Festival

Balingup Medieval Festival