Cape Burney, Western Australia

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Cape Burney
GeraldtonWestern Australia
Population 399 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 57/km2 (148/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6532
Area 7 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
Location 12 km (7 mi) S of Geraldton
LGA(s) City of Greater Geraldton
State electorate(s) Geraldton
Federal Division(s) Durack
Suburbs around Cape Burney:
Tarcoola Beach Wandina Wandina
Indian Ocean Cape Burney Rudds Gully
Indian Ocean Indian Ocean Greenough

Coordinates: 28°51′29″S 114°38′35″E / 28.858°S 114.643°E / -28.858; 114.643

Cape Burney is a coastal town and locality 12 kilometres (7 mi) south of Geraldton, Western Australia at the mouth of the Greenough River. Its local government area is the City of Greater Geraldton. At the 2006 census, Cape Burney had a population of 399.[1]

The locality was gazetted in 1985.[2]

Cape Burney contains a caravan park, popular with surfers and recreational fishermen, as well as the Southgate Dunes to the north of the settlement which separate the settlement from Geraldton.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Cape Burney (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Naming of Localities - Shire of Greenough (per 3231/71)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 1 November 1985. p. 1985:3207.