Welcome to the Shire of Plantagenet

The Shire of Plantagenet is located in the southern part of the Great Southern Region of Western Australia and is bordered by the Shires of Denmark, Manjimup, Cranbrook, Gnowangerup and the City of Albany.

Mount Barker, the Shire's commercial centre, lies in the middle of the Shire. It is easily accessible from Muir Highway from the south-west, Albany Highway from the north and south and Porongurup Road from the east. In addition to Mount Barker, the Shire includes the settlements of Kendenup, Narrikup, Rocky Gully and Porongurup.

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The Shire of Plantagenet Administration Centre is located in Lowood Road Mount Barker, 359km south of Perth and 50km north of Albany on Albany Highway.

22-24 Lowood Road 
( PO Box 48 )
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.15pm
Phone (08) 9892 1111
Fax: (08) 9892 1100
Email: info@sop.wa.gov.au

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Shire of Plantagenet Office Building


Library e-resources

The Mount Barker Public Library is now an Audio Book subscriber and with just an internet connection, a USB, iPod or MP3 player and your Library Membership card, you can now download audio books at your convenience, from home for free.

  Sounness Park Redevelopment

Click the image on the left of page to learn more about the Sounness Park Sporting Precinct Redevelopment.


Click on the image to view a Community Profile for the Shire of Plantagenet. It provides demographic analysis for the Shire based on results from recent censuses of Population and Housing. It has now been updated with data from the 2011 census.

Calendar of Events

Click on a grey shaded date to take you to the details of the event.

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Get Ready for the Digital TV Retune

Shire Wide, 02/07/2014 04:49 PM

As the final step in Australia’s successful move to digital-only TV, some TV channels will be changing frequencies. These moves will free up broadcasting spectrum so that it can be used for new services such as mobile broadband. View Details 

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Water Corporation Winter Sprinkler Ban

Shire, 23/06/2014 04:32 PM

Each year, the winter sprinkler ban helps save water for the warmer summer months. View Details 

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Facelift for War Memorial

Mount Barker, 16/05/2014 08:20 AM

Many of you will have noticed the light shining into the War Memorial in Mount Barker. Trees have been removed, pavers stacked and the ground levelled in preparation for a ‘facelift’ to the site on Memorial Drive. View Details 

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