Bunbury in Profile

About Bunbury

Bunbury, Western Australia’s second city, is the heart of the Bunbury-Geographe region. It has a diverse economic base and is the service centre for the south west corner of Western Australia. Bunbury offers a high quality lifestyle in a stunning natural landscape.

Bunbury is the economic hub of the South West region and is located 180km south of Perth, Western Australia. This role as a major hub reinforces Bunbury’s position as the State’s “Second City”.

With Bunbury’s access to major transport and export infrastructure, including the Bunbury Port, rail networks, Forrest and South Western Highways and Busselton Margaret River Airport (freight and commercial flights), higher education opportunities, health services and industry, Bunbury is well positioned to support one of Australia’s fastest growing regions, with an increasing population calling the Bunbury-Geographe region home.

As a cosmopolitan regional City, Bunbury offers a buoyant and diverse economy. Bunbury’s location, access to nearby greenfield sites, business and industry parks, flexible planning approach, together with its competitively priced residential and commercial premises, provide a range of business and lifestyle choices.

Bunbury is rich in its art, culture and heritage. Home to Bunbury Regional Art Gallery the largest ‘A’ class regional gallery in Western Australia, Bunbury is also the region’s cultural and entertainment hub hosting the award winning Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre. Complementing the cultural and entertainment offerings are the many award winning and exceptional cafés, restaurants and small bars.

Bunbury boasts a number of natural and tourist attractions, and is coupled with a Mediterranean climate, making it an ideal holiday destination.

Bunbury is a beautiful place to live, work and visit and has something for everyone. The quality of life is one of its biggest attractions offering residents a variety of amenities, schools, shops, beaches and nightlife, all within easy reach. It has everything a family needs including a University and a Regional TAFE, public and private schools, the Regional Health Campus and a range of high quality health services, not to mention an extensive and diverse events calendar.


Please click here to view the community snapshot of the Bunbury community.

Please click here​​ to view the economic snapshot of the Bunbury community.


Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016 Census Data

The Census in Australia collects key characteristic data on every person in Australia, and the place they are staying in, on a particular night and is held every five years.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australia’s national statistical agency, is legislated to collect, hold and disseminate Census data.

The ABS provides summaries of Census data for selected areas, including individual suburbs.

For a summary of Bunbury suburb Census information, please click on the suburb you wish to enquire about.