Shire of Kojonup

Area: 2,932

Population: 2,022 (2013)

The Shire of Kojonup takes its name from the Noongar word for axe and traces its modern origins to European settlers in 1837. The settlers came because of Kojonup’s fresh water spring, soon flanked by a military barracks constructed in 1845. The barracks is one of the oldest surviving military buildings in Western Australia.

Today Kojonup is a thriving country town, proud of its heritage but looking to the future. Kojonup is a two-hour drive from Perth and 160km from Albany.

It is the administrative and commercial centre of a prosperous cropping and grazing district, and offers significant business and lifestyle opportunities.

Find out more from the Shire of Kojonup or the Kojonup Visitor Centre.

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 Jerramungup, Shire of Katanning, Shire of Kent, Shire of Plantagenet and Shire of Woodanilling