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Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

Community Announcements 


Anzac Day Parade and Memorial Services - 25 April 2014

Margaret River

Dawn Service held at 6am followed by Gunfire Breakfast at the Margaret River Districts Club. Main ANZAC Day march and service starts from 11.15am.  Held at Memorial Park, cnr Willmott Avenue and Town View Terrace, Margaret River.


Dawn Service will be held at 6.20am followed by a Gunfire Breakfast. Main Service is at 11am followed by a barbecue lunch nd refreshments. Held at Memorial Park, Osmaburg and York Streets, Augusta.

Councillor Briefings - 23 April 2014

The Councillor Briefing forum, open to the public, will commence at 4.15pm on 23 April 2014 and will include briefings on the following:

  • Local Energy Action Plan
  • Gnarabup Wastewater Treatment Plant

For further information please contact Zoe Cunningham on 9780 5253 or  

Recreation Centre closure

 Due to renovation works being undertaken at the Margaret River Recreation Centre, the facility is closed during the following times:

  • Recreation Centre closed from 18 through to 27 April, re-opening on Monday 28 April
  • Recreation Centre Vacation Care closed from 18 through to 27 April, re-opening on Monday 28 April

We apologise for any inconvenience to our customers.

Works update - April

Footpath upgrade - works along the southern side of Forrest Road, Margaret River (adjacent to the school) commenced Tuesday 15 April 2014. Works will take approximately 2 weeks to complete and will be carried out during the hours of 7am to 4pm week days only. There will be lane closures during these works due to machinery encroaching onto the road and appropriate traffic controls will be in place during these times. There will be minimal detours and lane closures. Should you have any queries regarding these closures, please contact the Shire Works Depot on 9780 5255.

Rails to Trails - In the next few weeks works will be carried out in the section of Rails to Trails from Burnside Road to Ellen Brook Road. There will be a pedestrian/bicycle detour at the nearest bridge to Burnside Road. Date of works commencing to be advised.

Fisher Rd - Works on Fisher Road still being carried out. Please drive to the conditions.

Shark sightings

Please report all shark sightings directly to the Water Police on 9442 8600. This number is staffed 24 hours, seven days a week and will activate any required response.

Anyone wanting to receive alerts about shark sightings in the Margaret River area can follow @SLSWA on Twitter or refer to the Surf Life Saving WA facebook page.

People are asked to refrain from phoning rangers direct for updates as these phone lines need to be available to coordinate shark sight response activities.

More information about the shark sighting response plans and procedures can be found on the Department of Fisheries website.


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About the Shire

The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River is located in the easily accessible south west corner of Western Australia. A population of 13,000 live in this beautiful natural environment, which offers diverse opportunities in housing, employment, education and leisure pursuits.

An additional 1.5 million tourists and visitors experiencing this very special corner of Western Australia every year, to enjoy the serenity, award-winning restaurants, wineries and accommodation.

Plenty of information about this attractive corner of the world is available on this website. If you know what you are looking for please key the subject title into the Search area as a direct way of locating it.

 National Relay Service

We are a Relay Service friendly organisation.

Contact the NRS Helpdesk: Monday–Friday (9am–5pm Sydney time)

Voice: 1800 555 660 (free from landlines)

TTY: 1800 555 630 (free)

Fax:  1800 555 690 (free)

Email :


SMS: 0416 001 350

Latest surf report for Margaret River

MARGARET RIVER : Surf: 10-12 ft.
This is LOLA with the forecast for Wednesday at 08:00 PM. Surf: 10-12 ft.

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Office Hours

Margaret River

Monday to Friday: 9am-4pm

Phone inquiries: 8am-4:30pm.

Ph: +61 8 9780 5255


Monday to Friday: 9am-Noon, 1-4pm

Phone: +61 8 9780 5660