City of Bunbury

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Council building in 2007
This article is about the local government authority. For the metropolitan region, see Bunbury, Western Australia. For the suburb, see Bunbury, Western Australia (suburb).
City of Bunbury
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population 34,467 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 524.6/km2 (1,358.7/sq mi)
Established 1871
Area 65.7 km2 (25.4 sq mi)
Mayor Gary Brennan
Council seat Bunbury
Region South West
State electorate(s) Bunbury
Federal Division(s) Forrest
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Website City of Bunbury
LGAs around City of Bunbury:
Harvey Harvey
Indian Ocean City of Bunbury Dardanup
Capel Capel

The City of Bunbury is a local government area in the South West region of Western Australia, covering an area of 65.7 square kilometres (25.4 sq mi) along the coast about 180 kilometres (112 mi) south of Perth, the capital of Western Australia. The City of Bunbury is one of four local governments comprising the Greater Bunbury sub-region. As at 30 June 2010, the City of Bunbury had an estimated population of 34,626.


In 1871, the Municipality of Bunbury was gazetted, and in 1899 the Bunbury Suburban Road District (which became the Bunbury Road District in 1908) followed. The two entities merged in 1950.

On 1 July 1961, the Municipality of Bunbury became a town following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960. In 1979 it attained city status.[2]


The town has 12 councillors and no wards. Each councillor serves a four-year term, and half-elections are held every two years. The mayor is directly elected.

Twin towns and sister cities[edit]

The City of Bunbury has a sister / friendship city relationship with:

In 2009, Bunbury-Jiaxing Business Office was established to boost business opportunities between the two regions by assisting with communications and facilitating trade.[4]



Year Population
1971 17,779
1976 19,513
1981 21,749
1986 23,031
1991 25,657
1996 26,490
2001 28,564
2006 29,336
2011 31,348



  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.
  3. ^ "International Relationships". City of Bunbury. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Verne, Ross (11 December 2013). "Bunbury-China ties celebrated". Bunbury Mail. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 

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Coordinates: 33°20′24″S 115°38′31″E / 33.340°S 115.642°E / -33.340; 115.642