Donnybrook is within the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup and located approximately 210 kilometres south of the Perth CBD. A drive to Perth by car takes just over two hours using the Kwinana Freeway and Forrest Highway. This picturesque rural town is well-known for apple-growing and is surrounded by stunning forests, winding rivers, rolling hills, vineyards and lush orchards. It has become the gateway to the southwest with many tourist hotspots such as the Apple Fun Park Playground – the biggest free entry playground in Australia. Donnybrook’s other industries include timber, beef, dairy and viticulture.

Donnybrook has the perfect combination of rural ambience and city convenience with major regional centres such as Bunbury and Busselton, only 30 and 45 minutes’ further south respectively. A one-hour drive will get you to the tranquil waters of Geographe Bay and the famous Margaret River Wine Region, whilst the tall timbers of Pemberton are just under one and half hours away.

Donnybrook’s central location provides many options for employment, higher education, leisure activities and entertainment. It has a close-knit community and all the conveniences a family might require. From playgroups to palliative care, the town caters for people of all ages, with a hospital, medical centre, library, recreation centre, pool, gym, sports clubs, parks, a community resource centre, an IGA which is open 7 days a week, and most popular of all – the Apple Fun Park Playground – an expansive fruit-themed park with play equipment including an 8-metre-high tower, swing sets, trampolines, multiple slides, a flying fox, adult exercise area, as well as a shaded picnic area with public toilets and BBQs.

There’s so much to explore in the surrounding areas of Donnybrook including navigating the cycling and walking trails, fishing at the beach and in rivers, admiring the forests, rivers and rolling hills, setting up camp sites during the school holidays, indulging in some fine food and wine at the many cellar doors, and attending fetes, fairs and the annual Donnybrook Apple Festival. It’s a wonderful environment for families to explore the great outdoors.

There are four schools in Donnybrook catering to primary and secondary students, which are Saint Mary’s Primary School, Donnybrook District Primary School and Donnybrook District High School. For more choices, families will need to drive to Bunbury where they can attend Newton Moore Senior High School, Manea Senior College, Bunbury Catholic College, Grace Christian School and Tuart Forest Primary School to name a few.

The population of Donnybrook is estimated to be 3,035. Of the families in Donnybrook, 52.7% were couple families without children, 31.7% were couple families with children and 8.1% were one parent families.

Annual growth of the suburb is sitting at 10.5%. Based on settled sales as of 15 August 2022, the median land price in the suburb is $133,750 (

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