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Shire of Augusta Margaret River has advised updated information regarding the Osmington incident.


Community support services

Community support services will be available at the Church Gallery at the Margaret River Community Resource Centre at the following times:

1pm – 3pm, Saturday 12 May

1pm – 3pm, Sunday 13 May

1pm – 3pm, Monday 14 May

Members of the community affected by the tragedy can meet with support workers free-of-charge, or may choose to attend the location to gather with friends, family and fellow community members.

Children are welcome to be included in counselling sessions, or short-term childcare support can be provided while other family members seek welfare support.

Early next week the Shire will consider any additional welfare and community support requirements and the public will be updated as to details of these arrangements at the earliest opportunity.



Anyone who is wishing to place a tribute for the family is invited place their items on the verandah of the Church Gallery at the Margaret River Community Resource Centre.


Community support contact information

Should you be unable to attend the Church Gallery community support sessions, or choose to seek support independently, please note the following services are available:

Lifeline – 131114

Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467

Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636

Headspace 1800 522 002

Alcohol and Drug Support Line – 1800 198 024


Shire President Pam Townshend - comment

Shire President Pam Townshend issued the following statement to media shortly after 11am this morning, Saturday 12 May 2018.

“I offer my condolences to the family and the community. I’m devastated that this tragedy has happened in this community, and in such a small community. It has a huge effect. In this community we are all so well-connected.

“We ask the community that if they want to offer flowers, cards, or any other item of their choosing, there is an opportunity to leave them at the Church Gallery and the Margaret River Community Resource Centre.

“If families would like to come, we are providing this area which is a place where the community can reflect and offer their condolences.

“Skilled volunteers, along with a range of agencies and professionals will be available to offer their support.”


Case information

WA Police are managing the incident. Anyone with information that might assist in the case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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