Oyster Harbour, Western Australia

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Coordinates: 34°59′37.89″S 117°56′39.81″E / 34.9938583°S 117.9443917°E / -34.9938583; 117.9443917

Map of King George Sound drawn using Paint.jpg

Oyster Harbour is a permanently open estuary, which covers an area of 15.6 square kilometres (6 sq mi) near Albany, Western Australia.[1] The harbour is used to shelter a fishing fleet carrying out commercial fishing and the farming of oysters and mussels[2] via a dredged channel around Emu Point to the Emu Point Boat Pens.[3] A significant number of waterbirds use the harbour for feeding.[1] The place is currently a family tourist center.[2] Oyster Harbour is fed by the King and Kalgan Rivers and discharges into King George Sound.

A planned locality of Oyster Harbour on the Lower King Road is under construction with 2,300 home sites.[4]

At the north eastern end near the mouth of the Kalgan River mouth are the Albany Fish Traps, a site of great significance to the local Mineng peoples, constructed over 7,500 years ago.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Oyster Harbour". Tourism Western Australia. 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "The Albany waterways and their catchments - Oyster Harbour". Albany Waterways Resource Book. South Coast Rivercare. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ "oysterharbour". www.rainbowcoast.com.au. Retrieved 2016-05-13.
  4. ^ "Oyster Harbour Albany". Oyster Harbour. 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Oyster Harbour Fish Traps, Lower Kalgan". Albany Gateway. Retrieved 23 December 2015.