Shire of Dardanup

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This article is about a local government area. For the town/locality, see Dardanup, Western Australia.
Shire of Dardanup
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population 13,791 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 26.189/km2 (67.829/sq mi)
Established 1894
Area 526.6 km2 (203.3 sq mi)
Mayor B.G. (Brad) Day
Council seat Eaton
Region South West
State electorate(s) Collie-Preston
Federal Division(s) Forrest
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Website Shire of Dardanup
LGAs around Shire of Dardanup:
Harvey Harvey Collie
Bunbury Shire of Dardanup Collie
Capel Donnybrook- Balingup Donnybrook- Balingup

The Shire of Dardanup is a local government area in the South West region of Western Australia, immediately to the east and southeast of the city of Bunbury and about 180 kilometres (112 mi) south of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 526.6 square kilometres (203.3 sq mi), and its seat of government is in Eaton in Bunbury's eastern suburbs.


The Dardanup Road Board was gazetted in 1894. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following changes to the Local Government Act.[2]


The Shire is no longer divided into wards and the nine councillors sit at large.

Towns and localities[edit]

Notable councillors[edit]

  • Les Craig, Dardanup Roads Board member 1928–1951, chairman 1947–1951; also a state MP


  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.

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Coordinates: 33°18′50″S 115°42′43″E / 33.314°S 115.712°E / -33.314; 115.712