Welcome to the Shire of Capel.  We are situated in the shores of Geographe Bay, in the heart of WA's South West. The Shire has  popular beaches, rich Jarrah forests and the magnificent Tuart forest which is part of the only naturally occurring Tuart forest in the world. Read more....


Monday, November 24, 2014


31 Forrest Road, Capel

PO Box 369

CAPEL  WA  6271 


Ph:  08 9727 0222

Fax: 08 9727 0223

Email:  info@capel.wa.gov.au

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The closing date for nominations for the Community Awards has been extended until Friday November 28th, 2014. Get your nominations in now!

Community Awards Nomination Form 2015.pdf



A Draft of the Dalyellup District Centre Detailed Area Plan No 1 has been prepared for the area bounded by Norton Promenade, Tiffany Centre and the proposed Main Street. It includes provision to allow for the approval of Take Away Food Outlets with drive through facilities on nominated sites. The current planning standard for take away food outlets in the Dalyellup District Centre does not allow for drive through facilities and the land developer has requested that this be modified.


Persons wishing to make comment on the draft plan should do so in writing prior to 4.00pm on 5 December 2014. Please address you submission to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Capel, PO Box 369, Capel WA 6271.


P.F. Sheedy

Chief Executive Officer


  • Christmas Day Collection, Thursday 25th December 2014 will be collected on Friday 26th December 2014
  • Boxing Day Collection, Friday 26th December will be collected on Saturday 27th December 2014
  • Please note that there will be no changes to the New Year’s Day Collection


Waterwise Garden Competition 2014

The Shire of Capel is holding a waterwise garden competition to celebrate the efforts of residents who make our community look better and more sustainable

  • For more details click here
  • For entry form click here

Shop Small

If you haven’t heard, Shop Small is committed to supporting the numerous small businesses that are the heartbeat of our community. What began as a one day event in the United States five years ago is now a movement that has expanded across
three continents.

Shop Small is a movement dedicated to supporting the small business owners who do big things for customers and communities around Australia. You know the ones – the family businesses, the start-ups, and the independents that make our neighbourhood

The Shire of Capel is proud to support Shop Small, and we’re encouraging you to shop at the small shops and businesses this November in order to make it big. Please click on the following link to view a list of the businesses operating
in the Shire of Capel. Please email Donna Sims via
dsims@capel.wa.gov.au or phone 9727 0222 if your business is not listed on here. Please also email or phone Donna if a business listed on here is no longer operating.

It’s no secret that thriving local shops create thriving local communities, which in turn create local jobs. And that's good for everyone, right?

Invitation to Comment
The Shire of Capel currently has a number of sites that are set aside as ‘Dog Exercise’ and ‘Dog Prohibited’ areas in the Shire of Capel Local Laws Relating to Dogs. Recent changes in the WA Dog Act (1976) have prompted a review of these areas, and full details of proposed changes are provided in the links below

- Dog Exercise Proposed Changes
- Existing Dog Exercise Area Maps
- Proposed Dog Exercise Area Maps

To catch up on the latest news, don't forget to checkout the Capel Snippets and the new Councillor's Round Table publications

Greenwaste Collection 29 Sept - 3 October 2014

Nature Verge Booklet


The Shire recently released a booklet encouraging residents to replace the lawn on their verges with attractive native and other water wise plants. For a copy of the booklet click here or call the Shire on 9727 0222



Extractive Industry Licence Application - Lot 2 Calinup Road, Gelorup
Proposed School - Lot 53 Widdeson Road, Capel

Proposal for Extended Retail Trading Hours - New Woolworths Premises Dalyellup

Shire of Capel - Bush Fire Order 2014/15

Event Application & Info Package

3 Bin waste collection calendar   

2 Bin waste collection calendar