Vasse, Western Australia

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Western Australia
Old Vasse Primary School, 2013 (2).JPG
Old Vasse Primary School Precinct, 2013.
Vasse is located in Western Australia
Coordinates 33°41′S 115°18′E / 33.69°S 115.3°E / -33.69; 115.3Coordinates: 33°41′S 115°18′E / 33.69°S 115.3°E / -33.69; 115.3
Population 1,316 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6280
LGA(s) City of Busselton
State electorate(s) Vasse
Federal Division(s) Forrest

Vasse is a town in the South West region of Western Australia, 10 kilometres (6 mi) west of the town of Busselton and 240 kilometres (149 mi) southwest of Perth. Its local government area is the City of Busselton. At the 2006 census, Vasse had a population of 1,316.[1]

The town is named after the Vasse River and Vasse Estuary, both of which in turn are named after French seaman, Thomas Vasse, who disappeared in the area in June 1801 during Nicolas Baudin's expedition. The population of Vasse was around 75 according to a 2001 estimate, but is expected to increase to around 5,000 on the completion of the Vasse Newtown Development by around 2012[needs update].[2]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Vasse (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Archived from the original on October 4, 2006. Retrieved February 15, 2007.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – V". Retrieved 2008-10-02. 

  • Shire of Busselton - Demography And Planning report - 2005