Capel River, Western Australia

Coordinates: 33°39′S 115°40′E / 33.65°S 115.67°E / -33.65; 115.67
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Capel River
Western Australia
Coordinates33°39′S 115°40′E / 33.65°S 115.67°E / -33.65; 115.67
Population136 (SAL 2021)[1]
Area95.1 km2 (36.7 sq mi)
  • 209 km (130 mi) from Perth
  • 40 km (25 mi) from Bunbury
  • 12 km (7 mi) from Capel
LGA(s)Shire of Capel
State electorate(s)Vasse
Federal division(s)Forrest
Suburbs around Capel River:
Capel Elgin The Plains
Tutunup Capel River Paynedale
Tutunup Yoganup Yoganup

Capel River is a rural locality of the Shire of Capel in the South West region of Western Australia, located along the eponymous Capel River.[2][3]

The Shire of Capel and the locality of Capel River are located on the traditional land of the Wardandi (also spelled Wadandi) people of the Noongar nation.[4][5]

Several heritage-listed sites are located in the locality, including the former Moriarty's Timber Mill, two entities named Capel River School, and Tom Hutton's Place.[6]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Capel River (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "SLIP Map". Landgate. Retrieved 19 September 2023.
  3. ^ "NationalMap". Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 19 September 2023.
  4. ^ "Shire of Capel: Home". Shire of Capel. Retrieved 19 September 2023. We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we are meeting on, the Wadandi people.
  5. ^ "Wardandi". University of Western Australia. Retrieved 19 September 2023.
  6. ^ "Capel River". Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 19 September 2023.