The Margaret River region is a uniquely beautiful and inspiring part of the world, with a reputation for being clean and green. The suite of rural industries is set against a backdrop of limestone cliffs, underground cave systems, temperate forests, rugged beaches, ancient granitic gneiss formations, fragrant coastal heathlands, and verdant farmland.
The Shire is located in the traditional lands of the Wadandi and Pibulmun people, who have lived in the region for at least 50,000 years.
The Shire of Augusta Margaret River was recently certified as an ECO Destination – the first in WA and one of four in Australia! The globally recognised certification process is rigorous and recognises the efforts of the entire community as well as local government and tourism industry towards all aspects of local sustainability.
With agriculture being the largest employing sector in the Shire and one of the largest land uses, the efforts for ever greater sustainability are hugely important. We encourage you stay on after the conference to explore this incredible region. Check out margaretriver.com for inspiration.