Support for community groups

In an effort to support and build greater strength and capacity within local community and the not for profit sector, the Shire has a volunteer and community group support program. Each year the Shire delivers its annual Community Development Grant Program and hosts the "Thank a Volunteer Day" and awards celebration each December. Support includes:


The lifeblood of any community group is its people. Training and up-skilling committee members is vital to ensure the longevity and financial sustainability of community groups.

Access to funding

The External grants link page is a useful reference that provides Information on various external funding bodies and grants that become available. The Shire financial assistance page provides information on financial assistance available through the Shire for individuals and community groups.


This section provides information on various resources for volunteers or groups recruiting volunteers. It also has useful links to resources that can assist the functioning of your group such as tips on writing project proposals and funding applications.


The Associations Incorporation Act 2015 determines how incorporated community groups and associations are required to be goverened. The Act details requirements for financial reporting, governance, privacy, and the rules and membership of incorporated associations.

More information is available on the Department of Commerce website or by contacting the Associations Branch on 1300 30 40 74.

Other support

If you are an exisiting or new community group in the Shire and would like support or advice for a community project or idea, you can contact the team at or 9780 5255.

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Contact the Shire

Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512


66 Allnut Terrace
Monday to Friday
9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255


For contact details for fire, police, bushfire brigades, hospitals, storm damage, power outages, etc please see the emergency contact page

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If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment call us through the National Relay Service

Change of details form

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