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Registrations are now open for the General Meeting of Electors .
Posted 21 February 2024 Registrations are now open for the General Meeting of Electors .

Attendees wishing to vote on motions must be eligible ratepayers and are encouraged to register in advance

Proposed Offshore Wind Area - Indian Ocean - Off the Bunbury Geographe
Posted 20 February 2024 Proposed Offshore Wind Area - Indian Ocean - Off the Bunbury Geographe region, Western Australia.

The Australian Government is seeking your feedback on a proposed offshore wind area in the Indian Ocean off Bunbury through to Busselton, Western Australia.

Captivate Capel - A Festival for the Earth - thanks to our partners at
Posted 15 February 2024 Captivate Capel - A Festival for the Earth - thanks to our partners at Lotterywest

Thanks to our partners at Lotterywest Captivate Capel 2024 is going to be a vibrant event uniting communities and families from across the Southwest. Local school students are already creating masterpieces from litter and recycling to get everyone inspired to curate their own masterpieces to be worn or displayed on the day.

Have Your Say on Access & Inclusion
Posted 05 February 2024 Have Your Say on Access & Inclusion

Please come along and share your thoughts, ideas and experiences on access and inclusion in the Shire of Capel.

Exciting milestone reached for $11.4 million community project in Dalyellup
Posted 02 February 2024 Exciting milestone reached for $11.4 million community project in Dalyellup

The Shire is excited to announce the confirmation of the final funding for the highly-anticipated Dalyellup Multipurpose Community and Youth Centre (DMCYC).

Shire of Capel working with DWER to address Residential Water Bore Issues
Posted 01 February 2024 Shire of Capel working with DWER to address Residential Water Bore Issues in Gelorup

The Shire has been alerted to concerns raised by residents in the Gelorup area regarding issues with their residential water bores, with reports indicating a noticeable change, including the availability of water and water pressure.

2024 Community Awards Winners
Posted 30 January 2024 2024 Community Awards Winners

On January 26 we celebrated some of the hundreds of volunteers we are blessed to have in the Shire of Capel. This year the Community Awards were held at Hugh Kilpatrick Memorial Centre in Boyanup.

Australia Day Honours for Local Legend
Posted 30 January 2024 Australia Day Honours for Local Legend

Local Legend Chris Scott was among four Western Australians awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) in the 2024 Australia Day Honours List.

Captivate Capel- Expression of Interest
Posted 19 January 2024 Captivate Capel- Expression of Interest

The Shire of Capel is excited to announce that Captivate Capel is returning in March 2024. This year we will be focusing on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose. We encourage community members, businesses, clubs or organisations from across the Southwest to get actively involved.

Water Bore Issues in Gelorup
Posted 10 January 2024 Water Bore Issues in Gelorup

The Shire has been made aware that a number of residents in the Gelorup area are having issues with their residential water bores

Calling for Community Budget Submissions
Posted 09 January 2024 Calling for Community Budget Submissions

Every year the Shire of Capel provides an opportunity for the community to put forward requests to be considered during the Draft Annual Budget process.

Hard & Green Waste Collection Update
Posted 20 December 2023 Hard & Green Waste Collection Update

Grand Opening of the new $1.75 million Gelorup Bush Fire Brigade Facility
Posted 15 December 2023 Grand Opening of the new $1.75 million Gelorup Bush Fire Brigade Facility

• The facility provides state-of-the-art headquarters for Gelorup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, with a regional Emergency Operation Centre and training facilities for Southwest Bush Fire Brigades.

Our Future Waste
Posted 07 December 2023 Our Future Waste

We are eager to understand how you use your bins and manage waste.

Upcoming Bussell Highway switch near Lillydale Road
Posted 01 December 2023 Upcoming Bussell Highway switch near Lillydale Road

Northbound traffic on Bussell Highway will be shifted onto temporary lanes on the southbound side of Bussell Highway from Tuesday, 5 December 2023 until April 2024.

2024 Community Award Nominations Are Now Open
Posted 01 December 2023 2024 Community Award Nominations Are Now Open

Do you know someone great in our community? The Shire of Capel is on the lookout for nominations for the 2024 Australia Day Community Awards.

Minor Community Grants Scheme
Posted 01 December 2023 Minor Community Grants Scheme

The Shire of Capel is excited to announce that the Minor Community Grants Scheme is NOW OPEN!

Minninup Bridge Closure
Posted 21 November 2023 Minninup Bridge Closure

Minninup Bridge has been immediately closed following a very recent inspection

Seniors' Local History Tour
Photo Credit: Shire of Capel
Posted 21 November 2023 Seniors' Local History Tour

WA Seniors' Week is a special time of celebration.

Development Application
Posted 17 November 2023 Development Application

PA229/2023 – Development Application- Forrest Beach Tourism Development & Tavern

CHRMAP Community Information Sessions
Posted 16 November 2023 CHRMAP Community Information Sessions

Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Planning - Community Information Sessions

Pathways SouthWest Capel Clubhouse
Posted 03 November 2023 Pathways SouthWest Capel Clubhouse

The Pathways SouthWest Capel Clubhouse commences on 9 November and will run out of the Capel Community Centre every Thursday from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

Modified Strategic Community Plan 2021-2031
Posted 01 November 2023 Modified Strategic Community Plan 2021-2031

The Shire of Capel has modified the Strategic Community Plan 2021 - 2031.

The Capel Waste Transfer Station has closed early today (Friday 27th) due
Posted 27 October 2023 The Capel Waste Transfer Station has closed early today (Friday 27th) due to staff availability.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our residents.

Nominations for Shire of Capel Volunteer Honorariums are now open.
Posted 27 October 2023 Nominations for Shire of Capel Volunteer Honorariums are now open.

Community members can nominate a volunteer to receive a one-off honorarium payment in recognition of their services in the Shire. This honorarium can be awarded up to the value of $500.

New Councillors Sworn In at October OCM 2023
Posted 26 October 2023 New Councillors Sworn In at October OCM 2023

Welcome to the new Shire of Capel Council

Agribusiness Precinct and Boyanup Saleyards - Workshop
Posted 24 October 2023 Agribusiness Precinct and Boyanup Saleyards - Workshop

Representatives from the agricultural sector are encouraged to attend to share their knowledge on the future precinct. 

2023 Local Government Election Result
Posted 23 October 2023 2023 Local Government Election Result

The result has been declared by the WA Electoral Commission for the 2023 Shire of Capel Local Government Election.

Capel River Classic Event Survey
Posted 18 October 2023 Capel River Classic Event Survey

Last weekend was all about celebrating our love for classic motorcycles, The Show and Shine, expertly organized by Bike Shed Times, showcased some stunning vintage and classic bikes.

Extension of Restricted Burning Period
Posted 17 October 2023 Extension of Restricted Burning Period

the Restricted Burning Period for the whole of the Shire of Capel has been extended to commence on MIDNIGHT ON 23 OCTOBER 2023.

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