Shire of Harvey

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Shire of Harvey
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population26,553 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density15.3637/km2 (39.7917/sq mi)
Area1,728.3 km2 (667.3 sq mi)
Shire PresidentTania Jackson
Council seatHarvey
RegionSouth West, Outer Bunbury
State electorate(s)Murray-Wellington
Federal Division(s)Forrest
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WebsiteShire of Harvey
LGAs around Shire of Harvey:
Indian Ocean Waroona Boddington
Indian Ocean Shire of Harvey Collie
Bunbury Dardanup Collie

The Shire of Harvey is a local government area of Western Australia. It is located in the state's South West region, approximately 140 km south of Perth, and includes some of Bunbury's northern suburbs. The shire covers an area of 1,728 km² and had a population of approximately 26,500 as at the 2016 Census. Around 12% of the population are of Southern or Eastern European origin.

It contains three large towns, Harvey, Australind and Brunswick Junction and a number of smaller towns. The shire office is located on Uduc Road, Harvey, and an administration centre is open at Mulgara Street, Australind.


From 1871, the Harvey district was controlled by the Wellington Road Board. The Brunswick Board was gazetted in December 1894 and the first election was held on 11 February 1895. It was not until 1909 that the name was changed to Harvey Road District. On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire of Harvey.


The shire does not have Wards, although is represented by Councillors from all around the Shire

The Shire President is Cr Tania Jackson.

Towns and localities[edit]

The Shire of Harvey contains the following towns and localities:


Year Population
1911 3,646
1921 3,950
1933 5,367
1947 5,589
1954 6,731
1961 6,834
1966 6,543
1971 6,460
1976 6,704
1981 8,027
1986 9,609
1991 12,367
1996 14,714
2001 17,224
2006 19,556
2011 23,237
2016 27,029

The ABS provides a breakdown for the Australind suburban area (Part A) and the remainder of the Shire (Part B):

Year Part A Part B
1991 5,816 6,551
1996 7,570 7,144
2001 9,574 7,650
2006 11,537 8,019
2011 14,779 8,455


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Harvey (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata

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Coordinates: 33°04′41″S 115°53′38″E / 33.078°S 115.894°E / -33.078; 115.894