Moving to our Shire

The Shire of Ravensthorpe encompasses the settlements of Ravensthorpe, Hopetoun, Jerdacuttup, Munglinup and Fitzgerald and is located within the picturesque Fitzgerald Biosphere Coast region. Located five hours south east of Perth, two hours west of Esperance and three hours east of Albany, the Shire of Ravensthorpe is nestled amongst the spectacular Fitzgerald River National Park, the Ravensthorpe Range and stunning coastline.

Approximately two-thirds of the Shire is natural bushland, made up of reserves, vacant crown land and a world –class national park; all of which are rich in geology, native flora and fauna including many rare species.  In addition, the unique marine life, grand headlands, rugged river valleys and pristine beaches all contribute towards the region’s international status as a Biosphere Reserve.

A beautiful and family friendly place to settle that offers a healthy lifestyle, the Shire of Ravensthorpe is made up of strong communities, with locals who are passionate about agriculture, art, history, the environment, sport and recreation.  The primary industries include mining, farming and tourism


On behalf of Council and staff, we welcome you to our Shire!

Moving can be a stressful time and finding the resources to locate the services you need in a new place can be daunting. Luckily the Fitzgerald Business Network along with the Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun Community Resource Centres have compiled all their expert knowledge of the area and created a Welcome Pack for new residents.

For a physical Welcome Pack and personalised local information please visit the knowledgeable staff at your local Ravensthorpe CRC or Hopetoun CRC.

Alternatively, you can visit the CRC website to access the current Ravensthorpe & Districts Directory and the New Residents Guide for the Shire of Ravensthorpe.

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