The Shire of Jerramungup is only a relatively young municipality but it is rich in history and proud of its heritage. Jerramungup is the easternmost Great Southern local government area.
The town of Jerramungup was established in 1953 as a war service settlement area and gazetted in 1957.
Jerramungup’s agricultural strengths are cropping and grazing. The town of Bremer Bay, with about half of the Shire’s population, is developing rapidly and attracting increasing tourism activity. Bremer’s unspoilt coastline invites fishing, beach combing, whale watching, surfing and swimming.
The Fitzgerald River National Park, located east of Jerramungup and Bremer Bay, and easily accessible from both towns, is one of the largest national parks in Australia. It contains 20 percent of the State’s described plant species. The park covers 329,039 hectares and is one of the most diverse botanical regions in the world, featuring more than 1800 species of plants.
With a population of 1,160 and a land area of 6,511 sq km, Jerramungup contributes $116.9 million of the Great Southern’s gross regional product. Agriculture is the main employer.
JerramungupThe Shire of Jerramungup is only a relatively young municipality but it is rich in history and proud of its heritage. Jerramungup is the easternmost Great Southern local government area. The town of Jerramungup was established in 1953 as a war service settlement area and gazetted in 1957. 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.
TourismInternationally-recognised ecotourism assets and natural attractions in the Great Southern are unmatched in regional Western Australia for their scale, diversity and accessibility. Noongar cultural experiences, the built heritage of Western Australia’s oldest European settlement and award-winning contemporary facilities complement the attractions of the natural environment.
Education and trainingPublic and independent schools serve families throughout the region. Technical and further education is available in Kinjarling / Albany and by extension elsewhere in the region. University courses are delivered at all levels. Tertiary education is supported by affordable student accommodation.
Resident of Bremer Bay, Shire of Jerramungup