Dumbleyung

Western Australia

The Dumbleyung Shire is located 267km south east of Perth in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Dumbleyung is known for its grain and livestock production and various biodiversity industries including: cereals, summer crops, oil Mallees, yabbies, emus, poultry and trout. Covering an area of 2551 sq km, the two towns of Dumbleyung and Kukerin service the Dumbleyung Shire which has a population of 605 (2011 statistics). Both towns have all the necessary amenities and facilities to comfortably cater for tourists and visitors. All popular sporting and cultural organisations are available to the community and visitors.

The name Dumbleyung is thought to be derived from the Aboriginal word ‘Dambeling’ meaning ‘large lake or sea’. Pioneers arrived in 1875 and established farms out of virgin bush, tolerating a shortage of fresh water, finance, medical supplies and loneliness. Sandalwood cutters and pastoralists began to settle at Nippering, north of Lake Dumbleyung.

By 1915 the post office and hall were the only remaining evidence of the township at Nippering, with Dumbleyung becoming the larger town where the terminus of the Wagin-Dumbleyung railway was located.

Facilities in this Town:

  • • ATM
  • • Camping Area
  • • Caravan Camp
  • • Dump Point
  • • Eateries
  • • General Store
  • • Hotel
  • • Lake
  • • Public Toilets
  • • swimming pool
  • • Yacht Club

Connect with this town

Local Information Centre:

Shire Of Dumbleyung

Harvey Street
Dumbleyung WA 6350
Phone: (08) 9863 4012
Website: dumbleyung.wa.gov.au