Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup

Area: 2,813 sq km

Population: 1,167 (2013)

Map of Great Southern highlighting Broomehill-TambellupThe Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup covers the former individual Shires of Broomehill and Tambellup in the centre of the Great Southern.

The town of Broomehill is 302km south-east of Perth on the Great Southern Highway and Tambellup is 23km further south. Cropping and grazing agriculture is the mainstay of the Shire economy.

European settlers first moved to the area in the late 1840s. A station was established at Tambellup when the Great Southern Railway was built in 1889, and the Tambellup townsite was gazetted in 1899.

Road Boards were established for Broomehill (1892) and Tambellup (1905) and became Shires in 1961. The two local government areas were formally amalgamated into the Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup in 2008.

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Other local government areas in the Great Southern: City of Albany, Shire of Cranbrook, Shire of Denmark, Shire of Gnowangerup, Shire of Jerramungup, Shire of Katanning, Shire of Kent, Shire of Kojonup, Shire of Plantagenet and Shire of Woodanilling