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Balingup News & Events

9th June 2019:

South West Opera Company - Bridgetown Civic Hall. For more details of concert check the SWOC poster

All Year:

Please get behind the local community initiative to recycle soft plastic. Check out the details on the Balingup information sheet and the Redcycle Poster

17th April 2019:

The open door event will be held at the Balingup Recreation Centre between 10:30am – 12noon on 17 April. Community members are encouraged to drop in for morning tea and a conversation about a draft policy.

The Shire is seeking to build on feedback received at a previous workshop held late last year.
See Media Statement


12th December 2018:

Open-door Event
Doors open to listen to the Balingup community, Wednesday 12th December 10am-12 noon, Balingup Recreation Centre

The Balingup community is invited to meet with Shire representatives to share their vision for the Balingup Village Centre.

Community members are encouraged to drop in for morning tea and a conversation about how the Shire and the community can work together to preserve and enhance the unique character of the town.

"The Shire is keen to hear first-hand from residents how they see their town in the future," the Shire's Principal Planner, Bob Wallin, said. "These ideas will help to shape decision-making and outcomes for the locality, so I encourage as many people as possible to pop in and have their say."

The event will assist in future planning initiatives for Balingup. For more information please contact Bob Wallin, at the Shire on 9780 4200, or email


10th November 2018:

The Great Ride presentation - Presented by Carmel Charlton
Balingup Rec Centre on Saturday 10th November at 7pm.
$15 entry, light supper. Bar open
Contact Helen 97641081 or Noelene 97641080

Proudly sponsored by Balingup Progress Association as a fund raiser for the Balingup Historical Exhibition

The Great Ride presentation is based on a letter by trooper Ned Moriarty to his sister Alice Woven together with songs, dialogue, poems and projected images.
2018 Marks the centenary of "The Great Ride"
1918 Palestine. In just 12 days the Australian Mounted division led by the 10th Light Horse regiment covered over 800 kilometers of treacherous desert and mountains in Palestine and Syria in pursuit of the Turks, ending in the fall of Damascus and soon after the capitulation of the Ottoman Empire. The Great Ride involved the biggest column of mounted men since Alexander the Great traversed the deserts.


12th July 2018:

Vintage Home Town for Life Limited
Media Release






Wednesday 11th July 2018:

Balingup Town Hall Community Meeting

A public community consultation / workshop meeting for the Balingup Town Hall Renewal Project at the Balingup Recreation Centre - Function Room commencing at 7.00pm.

The general concepts that are proposed to be discussed and invite community interaction include:

  • Background to the funding offer from Mick Murray
  • Current condition of the Hall and identified building renewal issues
  • Previous reports undertaken on the hall including the ‘Measure Up’ report commissioned by Country Arts WA 2006
  • Process to confirm the final scope for the project
  • Cost and feasibility
  • General matters relating to the project


4 & 5th May 2018:

The gardens at River Gums on Grimwade Road will be open between 9am and 4pm, with all proceeds going to One Family Cambodia.
For more information see River Gums, Balingup


25 April 2018:

Anzac Service in Balingup.

This event is proudly supported by the Balingup Progress Association and the Donnybrook Balingup Shire.

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March 2018:

Breakfast Club


Balingup Primary School Breakfast Club

Breakfast chequeThe Balingup Progress Association is proud to support the Breakfast Club program being run at the Balingup Primary School with a donation of $800. Mary Taylor has been appointed as chaplain at Balingup Primary School for one day per week and the donation will be used to purchase a variety of foods and resources for special activities that Mrs Taylor will implement to benefit the social, emotional and educational needs of our students.
Some food is supplied to the school through Foodbank but other dietary items are required. It is hoped in the future that the breakfast program will be able to operate on more than one day per week and to have recess and lunches available for students in need. The children can choose between toast, fruit, cereal and milo and are required to wash and dry their own dishes. It is a very sociable way to start their day. The school would appreciate any community members who would be interested in volunteering with the program which operates on Wednesdays from 7.45am for approximately 1 hour. For more information, please contact Mary Taylor at the school on 97641093.


Jan 2018:

Many locals, once again, enjoyed a cooked breakfast to mark Australia Day. This was held at the Village Green. This event is proudly supported by the Balingup Progress Association and the Donnybrook Balingup Shire.


Nov 2017:



Over 50 Volunteers attended a Volunteer Afternoon Tea as 'thank you' for their involvement and dedication to making Balingup the thriving town it is today. An invitation was extended to all Organizations and community members for their valued efforts in our town.


Nov 2017:

In November Balingup Progress Association delivers Fruit fly bait at the general store. This is supplied free to Balingup and Mullalyup residents to combat the fruit fly problem in household orchards and has proved very successful over the years. Re-fills then became available at the local tip or Transfer Station.
The bait is flicked onto trees during the blossom and fruit forming period. Citrus trees also need to be targeted. The system does not affect bees. Info 97641272 or 97641080