Kojonup is a thriving country town, proud of its heritage but looking to the future. It is the administrative and commercial centre of a prosperous cropping and grazing district, and offers significant business and lifestyle opportunities. Kojonup is a two-hour drive from Perth and 160km from Albany.

The Shire of Kojonup takes its name from the Noongar word for axe and traces its modern origins to European settlers in 1837. The settlers came because of Kojonup’s fresh water spring, soon flanked by a military barracks constructed in 1845. The barracks is one of the oldest surviving military buildings in Western Australia.

With a population of 1,901 and a land area of 2,931 sq km, Kojonup contributes $202 million of the Great Southern’s gross regional product. Agriculture is the main employer.

Kojonup Statistics

1,901

POPULATION

2,931 Sq. Km

LAND AREA

$202 Million

GROSS REGIONAL PRODUCT

935

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Kojonup

Kojonup is a thriving country town, proud of its heritage but looking to the future .It is the administrative and commercial centre of a prosperous cropping and grazing district, and offers significant business and lifestyle opportunities. Kojonup is a two-hour drive from Perth and 160km from Albany. Explore Regions
Primary Industries in Kojonup

Primary Production

Broadacre 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.

Healthcare and Social Assistance

Health care facilities are provided in Albany and regional towns. Home care, seniors’ services and assisted living provide employment for a significant number of people. We aim to ensure that services provided in the region are comparable to services in the metropolitan area.

Education and Training

Public 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.

Retail and hospitality

Major retail stores, general shopping and specialty services provide a significant number of jobs in the region. The hospitality sector has a steady employment base with seasonal peaks.
Kojonup Lifestyle
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Apex Park and Rest Area, Kojonup
Kojonup provides a terrific lifestyle for my family. I like that the town is so proud of our history, and that it is a safe and friendly place to bring up kids. The best thing by far is how lovely everyone is here, and how easy it is to have a strong group of friends…especially with sport being such a big part of our lives.

Kojonup Resident, Shire of Kojonup