Margaret River


About Margaret River

The townsite of Margaret River is located in the south west agricultural area, 277 kilometres south southwest of Perth and 48 kilometres south southwest of Busselton. It is located on the Margaret River from which it derives its name. The precise origin of the naming of the river is not known, but it was possibly named by John Bussell in honour of Margaret Wyche, a friend in England who was expected to follow the Bussell's to Australia. The name is first shown on a map of the region published in 1839.

In 1910 the Margaret River Progress Association wrote to the Minister for Lands requesting a townsite be declared at "the Upper Margaret Bridge". The reason given was that "the district is likely to be dotted with public buildings several miles apart in the near future if a townsite is not made available shortly". The District Surveyor who inspected the area preferred an area near the lower bridge on Caves Road, but this land was not available. Lots were surveyed in 1912, and the Townsite of Margaret River gazetted in 1913. In 1918 the name of the townsite was changed to "Margaret", but it was changed back to Margaret River in 1927, due to local usage of the name always being Margaret River.


Margaret River quick stats

  • Postcode

    6285

  • Population

    7,654

  • Local government

    Augusta-Margaret River

9.0%
Sales growth
$708K
* Median sales price
16.7%
Rental growth
$700pw
* Median rental price

Nearby suburb growth

54.5%

Gnarabup

11.9%

Prevelly

12.2%

Witchcliffe

Suburb prices

Median price data last updated 20 April 2024 containing transactions for the 12 month period ending March 2024 Sales data is annual up to the latest completed month. Rental data is year-on-year 3-month rolling up to the latest completed month. Data in this graph is revised as more transactions are settled.
Source: Landgate/REIWA

Buy

$707,500

  • 2BR

    $686K

  • 3BR

    $726K

  • 4BR

    $708K

Rent

$700pw

  • 3BR

    $700pw

  • 4BR

    $750pw

Median price data last updated 20 April 2024 containing transactions for the 12 month period ending March 2024 Sales data is annual up to the latest completed month. Rental data is year-on-year 3-month rolling up to the latest completed month. Data in this graph is revised as more transactions are settled.
Source: Landgate/REIWA


Upper and lower quartiles

Upper quartile

$820K

Median

$708K

Lower quartile

$620K

Time on market

House

Days

12

Unit

Days

10

Margaret River
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Schools

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St Thomas More Catholic Primary School
  • Primary
  • Non-government
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