CommunityCONNECT overview

In an effort to support and build greater strength and capacity within local community and the not for profit sector, the Shire has developed CommunityCONNECT – a volunteer and community group support program. The program has five main objectives (STARR):


The Shire's Community Development team is committed to promoting development opportunities and providing ongoing assistance to its volunteers and community groups.

Annually during December the Shire is pleased to host a "Thank a Volunteer Day" celebration to recognise the achievements of volunteers and thank them for their hard work in the community. The event is generally held in the foyer of the Margaret River Administration and Civic Centre. More details are advertised closer to the date.


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. If your community group would like to receive information on various training courses that are being held throughout the year, make sure you are registered on the Community CONNECT portal to receive automatic updates and information.

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 Shire is committed to developing and expanding the CommunityCONNECT Program, if you have any suggestions for improvement please contact the Community Development Administration Officer on 9780 5233.


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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


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