Annual Events

For a list of all Council Meetings: https://www.boyupbrook.wa.gov.au/council/your-council/meeting-dates.aspx

January

Every Australia Day the Shire Council hosts a celebration at Sandakan Park (next to Shire Admin Offices). The event includes a flag-raising ceremony, a short address by the Shire President, a free cooked breakfast, entertainment, and presentation of the Australia Day Awards.

The Shire Australia Day Awards currently recognise the "Citizen of the Year", "Sportsperson of the Year" and "Young Achiever of the Year". All residents and their visitors and friends are welcome to attend.

For more information on the awards and past recipients click here.

February

Boyup Brook Country Music Festival and Awards

 The Boyup Brook Country Music Festival and  Awards are held at the Boyup Brook 'Music Park', Jackson Street on the third weekend in February annually. The Boyup Brook Country Music Festival is WA's largest Country Music festival and the festival has now been running for 30 years.

For further details regarding this event, please contact the Secretary of the Country Music Club, on 
9765 1657 or email countrymusicwa@westnet.com.au.

For more information see the website at www.countrymusicwa.com.au.

March

Mayanup Camp Draft

Every year, on the Labour Day long weekend in March, the  Mayanup Campdraft Assoc. holds a camp draft at Mayanup Recreation Grounds, 15 kms south of Boyup Brook.

Campdrafting is a unique Australian sport involving a horse and rider working cattle. The Mayanup Campdraft Assoc. held its first campdraft 1991 and have been successfully holding campdrafts every year since.

Visit the recreation grounds as a spectator during the event and you will be impressed by the tremendous horsemanship and courage displayed by the competitors. 

Contact Jo Melville mobile 0428 198803 for more information.

April

Anzac Day

ANZAC Day is one of Australia’s most important national occasions, marking the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australia and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

The Returned & Services League Boyup Brook Sub-Branch extends an open invitation to everyone to attend the ANZAC Day Commemoration Services on 25th April.

The Dawn Service commences at 5.30am at the War Memorial (Abel Street), followed by a Gunfire Breakfast in the Boyup Brook Town Hall for a gold coin donation.

The Morning Service commences at 10.45am at the War Memorial. Ex-servicemen and emergency services workers and volunteers are welcome to march, please assemble at 10.15am outside the old Commonwealth Bank site located on Abel Street. Morning Tea is available on completion of the service at the Boyup Brook Town Hall.

September

Sandakan Memorial Service

At Sandakan Park, located behind the Shire office, the Sandakan Memorial Service honours prisoners of war who lost their lives in the Borneo Death Marches. The Service commences at 11am on 10th September and is organised by the Lions Club and the RSL Club and supported by the Shire of Boyup Brook.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Harvey Dickson's Country Music Centre Weekend and events

Harvey Dickson's Country Music Centre Weekend

For more information visit the website http://www.harveydickson.com.au/ or Contact Harvey Dickson on Ph: 9765 1125.

October

Blackwood Marathon Relay

The Blackwood Marathon Relay is held on the last Saturday of October each year. Teams in this event comprise of 5 members; a runner, a canoeist, a swimmer, an equestrian and a cyclist. The race begins in Boyup Brook with a 12km running course, and finishes in Bridgetown after journeying around 60kms through some of Western Australia’s most picturesque countryside in the Blackwood River Valley.

For more information visit www.blackwoodmarathon.org

Harvey Dickson's Rodeo

Held on the last Saturday of October each year, a weekend of rodeo action, music, stalls and excitement. Camp out and be right where the action is.

For more information visit www.harveydickson.com.au

November

Remembrance Day

Everyone is welcome to attend the wreath laying service on 11th November at 11.00am at the War Memorial (Abel Street).

Upper Blackwood Agricultural Show

On the first Tuesday in November (Melbourne Cup Day), the Upper Blackwood Agricultural Society hosts the annual Agricultural Show at the Dinninup Show Grounds, 17 kms east of Boyup Brook on the Arthur River Road.

Since the first show in 1918, the ‘Dinninup Show’ has been a big social event in Boyup Brook – even the local schools close to participate in the show.

For more information visit http://www.dinninupshow.com/

December

Community Christmas Celebrations

Save the first Friday evening in December and get into the Christmas spirit at the annual Boyup Brook Community Christmas celebrations at Abel Park. Enjoy a sausage sizzle, carols, kids activities, a visit from Santa and much, much more!