Kojonup is a thriving country town, proud of its heritage but looking to the future. It is the administrative and commercial centre of a prosperous cropping and grazing district, and offers significant business and lifestyle opportunities. Kojonup is a two-hour drive from Perth and 160km from Albany.
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.
With a population of 1,894 and a land area of 2,931 sq km, Kojonup contributes $187 million of the Great Southern’s gross regional product. Agriculture is the main employer.
KojonupKojonup is a thriving country town, proud of its heritage but looking to the future .It is the administrative and commercial centre of a prosperous cropping and grazing district, and offers significant business and lifestyle opportunities. Kojonup is a two-hour drive from Perth and 160km from Albany. Explore Regions
Primary ProductionBroadacre farming and livestock are the backbone of the Great Southern economy. The regional economy also features plantation timber and associated products. Primary production feeds into the rest of the regional economy such as manufacturing and freight services.
Construction and ManufacturingSteady construction activity takes place on domestic and commercial premises and in civil construction. Machinery manufacturers provide many agriculture-related products and a range of other items for industry and consumers.
Healthcare and Social AssistanceHealth care facilities are provided in Albany and regional towns. Home care, seniors’ services and assisted living provide employment for a significant number of people. We aim to ensure that services provided in the region are comparable to services in the metropolitan area.
Retail and hospitalityMajor retail stores, general shopping and specialty services provide a significant number of jobs in the region. The hospitality sector has a steady employment base with seasonal peaks.
Kojonup Resident, Shire of Kojonup