Shire of Jerramungup
Area: 6,507 sq km
Population: 1,085 (2013)
The Shire of Jerramungup is the easternmost Great Southern local government area. The town of Jerramungup was established in 1953 as a war service settlement area and gazetted in 1957. Jerramungup’s agricultural strengths are cropping and grazing.
Although it is only a relatively young municipality, it is rich in history and proud of its heritage.
The town of Bremer Bay, with about half of the Shire’s population, is developing rapidly and attracting increasing tourism activity. Bremer’s unspoilt coastline invites fishing, beach combing, whale watching, surfing and swimming.
The Fitzgerald River National Park, located east of Jerramungup and Bremer Bay, and easily accessible from both towns, is one of the largest national parks in Australia. It contains 20 per cent of the State's described plant species. The park covers 329,039 hectares and is one of the most diverse botanical regions in the world, featuring more than 1800 species of plants.
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Other local government areas in the Great Southern: City of Albany, Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup, Shire of Cranbrook, Shire of Denmark, Shire of Gnowangerup, Shire of Katanning, Shire of Kent, Shire of Kojonup, Shire of Plantagenet and Shire of Woodanilling