Shire of Tambellup

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Shire of Tambellup
Western Australia
Tambellup LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 659 (2006)[1]
 • Density 0.4588/km2 (1.1883/sq mi)
Established 1905
Area 1,436.3 km2 (554.6 sq mi)
Council seat Tambellup
Region Great Southern
Website Shire of Tambellup
LGAs around Shire of Tambellup:
Kojonup Broomehill Gnowangerup
Kojonup Shire of Tambellup Gnowangerup
Cranbrook Cranbrook Gnowangerup

The Shire of Tambellup was a local government area in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, about 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of Katanning and about 330 kilometres (205 mi) south-southeast of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covered an area of 1,436 square kilometres (554 sq mi), and its seat of government was the town of Tambellup.

The Tambellup Road Board was gazetted in 1905. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire council following changes to the Local Government Act.[2] On 1 July 2008, after 10 months of planning and preparation, it merged with the neighbouring Shire of Broomehill to form the Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup.


The shire was divided into 3 wards:

  • Stirling Ward (3 councillors)
  • Toolbrunup Ward (3 councillors)
  • Warrenup Ward (3 councillors)

Towns and localities[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Tambellup (S) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.

Coordinates: 34°02′28″S 117°38′31″E / 34.041°S 117.642°E / -34.041; 117.642