The town of Jerramungup was established in 1953 as a war service settlement area and gazetted in 1957. Though only a relatively young farming and agriculture region, the area is rich in history and proud of its heritage.
The town has a population of approximately 370 (367 in 2006 census) and boasts a primary school (Years 1-7), high school (Years 8-10, with a VET program for Years 11 and 12 students), and a number of businesses including a general store, newsagency, post office, community resource centre, public library, roadhouse and nursing post with a doctor available 2 days a week. The Jerramungup Town Site Revitalisation Project and the Sydney Street Residential Land Development have provided significant enhancement of the region's natural attractions.
For the energetic or sporting individual there is a well established sport and recreation complex hosting an indoor recreation centre, sporting oval, golf course, synthetic bowling green and a recently refurbished Sports Club with bar and social facilities. Jerramungup also has a 25m swimming pool located at the Jerramungup District High School which is open in the warmer months.
Accommodation can be found at the local motel and caravan park, or bed & breakfast options are available for those who prefer a more homely atmosphere.
The town of Bremer Bay (population approx. 500) is growing fast both in terms of development and tourism. The unspoilt coastline offers numerous recreational pursuits from fishing, beach combing and walking on some of the finest beach sand in the southern hemisphere, whale watching, and plenty of swimming in the magnificent turquoise waters of the various bays and beaches.
Facilities available in Bremer Bay include a primary school, resource centre, and a health centre with a resident nurse and doctor available two days each week. The sports minded individual is well catered for with a sports club and golf course, and visitors can find somewhere to stay with two caravan parks and a resort with hotel and accommodation. Local businesses include a general store, roadhouse, hardware store, dive & sports store, and fish processors.
The Bremer Bay Town Centre development will facilitate the provision of essential services required by a rapidly growing town with so much to offer from its splendid panorama and diversity of natural wonders.
FITZGERALD RIVER NATIONAL PARK
The Fitzgerald River National Park, located east of Jerramungup and Bremer Bay, and easily accessible from both towns, is one of the largest national parks in Australia containing 20% of the State's described plant species. The park covers an area of 329,039 ha and is one of the most diverse botanical regions in the world, featuring more than 1800 species of plants.