When World War II, finished, the Commonwealth and State Governments initiated bold, large-scale projects to repatriate thousands of Australian servicemen returning to civilian life. Jerramungup was one of the Shires which was established as a war service settlement and was arguably the biggest land development project ever accomplished in the western world in such a short period of time.
Today, Jerramungup is a diverse agricultural area supporting the production of sheep, wool, cattle and grains. The Shire of Jerramungup extends to Bremer Bay on the far South Coast.
Fitzgerald River National Park
Jerramungup is on the edge of this unique National Park. It is one of Australia's largest National Parks, an UNESCO recognized Biosphere Reserve with an extremely diverse Flora and Fauna, with about 1900 species of plants, 75 of which are endemic and abundant bird life. Discover the mallee-heathland, rugged mountain ranges and rivers.
There are a number of walk trails from 1 to 3 hours, as well as overnight walks. You're required to register with the ranger if you are planning an overnight journey. Most attractions can be reached on 2wd gravel roads. There are quite a few 4wd trails as well and it is advisable to contact the ranger about their condition before heading off for your adventure.
Jerramungup Town Hall
Known as the 'Root Pickers Hall', it opened in April 1958. Located adjacent to Roe Park on Memorial Road, its name came about because the hall was paid for through volunteers picking mallee roots.
Located in the centre of Jerramungup, and named after John Septimus Roe, there is a memorial plaque to Major Colin Cameron, War Service Land Services Supervisor, in the south east corner of the park. Major Cameron played an integral role in overseeing the rapid development of Jerramungup as a War Service Settlement.
Jerramungup Motel South Coast Highway. Ph 9835 1049.
Glentarkie Farmstay Ph 9835 1006.
Jerramungup Caravan Park Moorshead St. Ph 9835 1174.
Jerramungup B & B Jerramungup North Rd. Ph 9835 1662.
Fitzgerald River B&B Fitzgerald River National Park, Quiss Rd 0448 446 668
Food & Drinks
Jerramungup Roadhouse South Coast Hwy. Ph 9835 1159.
Jerramungup Hotel South Coast Hwy. Ph 9835 1011.
Tobruk Traders Tobruk Rd. Ph 9835 1612.
Further details about the sights and attractions of the area are available in the Jerramungup Shire District Map and Visitor Information Guide, which is available from the Shire of Jerramungup office (9835 1022) and most local businesses.
For more information, please visit the Shire of Jerramungup website.