City of Busselton

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City of Busselton
Western Australia
Busselton LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 36,335 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 24.9759/km2 (64.6874/sq mi)
Established 1951
Area 1,454.8 km2 (561.7 sq mi)
Mayor Grant Henley[2]
Council seat Busselton
Region South West
State electorate(s) Vasse
Federal Division(s) Forrest
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Website City of Busselton
LGAs around City of Busselton:
Geographe Bay Capel
Indian Ocean City of Busselton Donnybrook-
Augusta-Margaret River Nannup

The City of Busselton is a local government area in the South West region of Western Australia, approximately 230 kilometres (143 mi) south of Perth, the state capital. The city covers an area of 1,455 square kilometres (562 sq mi) and has an estimated population of 31,767. It contains two large towns, Busselton and Dunsborough, and a number of smaller towns. The city office is located on Southern Drive, Busselton.


The City of Busselton began in 1871 as two entities - the Busselton Municipal District, governing the town of Busselton, and the Sussex Road District, governing the rural area. The two merged in 1951 to become the Busselton Road District. On 1 July 1961, the Road District became a shire.[3] On 21 January 2012 the Shire of Busselton gained city status and became the City of Busselton.[4]

The majority of its residents identify as living in the Shire of Busselton, as the majority of its 1,400 sq. km. area is not urban.

The City of Busselton, together with neighbouring Capel, are among the state's fastest growing areas.


The City has no wards. Councillors are not elected to represent specific geographical areas.


The City of Busselton is divided into forty-three localities:[5]

Busselton Cape Naturaliste Rural localities

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Councillors". City of Busselton. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  3. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 May 2007.
  4. ^ Bennett, Rob (25 January 2012). "Busselton is a city!". Busselton Mail. Archived from the original on 1 February 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  5. ^ City of Busselton,

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Coordinates: 33°38′53″S 115°20′46″E / 33.648°S 115.346°E / -33.648; 115.346