Named after Sir John (later Lord) Forrest 1847–1918, the first Premier of Western Australia 1890–1901.
11,072 sq km
Forrest covers an area in the south west corner of Western Australia from the Shire of Harvey in the north to the Shires of Augusta-Margaret River and Nannup in the south. The Division includes the cities of Bunbury and Busselton and the shires of Augusta-Margaret River, Capel, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Harvey and Nannup.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Agriculture, forestry, mining, fisheries, manufacturing, commerce and tourism.
Rural – outside capital cities and without majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.
The AEC acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.