As Spring is starting to be felt it is time for the Donnybrook Balingup Chamber of Commerce gears up for the 27th edition of the Donnybrook-Balingup Community Directory, a cherished and valuable resource for both newcomers and long-time residents alike. This comprehensive directory provides crucial information about local services, community groups, emergency plans, and businesses within the shire.

The task of compiling the Community Directory is no small feat, involving the meticulous collection and cross-checking of information from various sources. Rachel Atkinson, the Executive Officer at the Chamber of Commerce, emphasizes the importance of residents ensuring their listings are up-to-date. For those who need to make changes, update or remove their listing, the Chamber encourages contacting them directly or drop in the form available in the latest issue of the Preston Press. Residents can conveniently drop off the completed forms at the Chamber of Commerce office, situated next to the Bendigo Bank, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays – 9 am to 12 pm, or opt for the hassle-free alternative of emailing the details to

Since its inaugural publication in 1997, the Donnybrook-Balingup Community Directory has become an indispensable tool for locals and visitors alike. Beyond basic contact information, the directory includes invaluable insights into the Shire, emergency procedures, and the plethora of local businesses that serve the community. Its professional quality finish ensures that users can access the wealth of knowledge effortlessly.

For those who haven’t yet obtained a copy of this year’s directory, fear not! Limited copies are still available at multiple locations throughout the shire. Residents can pick up their copy at the Chamber office, the Donnybrook CRC, the Balingup Visitor Centre, or the Donnybrook Visitor Centre.

Local businesses looking to expand their reach can seize an excellent opportunity by advertising in the Community Directory. Interested parties can find the necessary form in the latest issue of the Preston Press or visit the Chamber website to fill in their details now with the option to upload the artwork for your advert. Applications are due by the 15th of November with payment in full by the 30th of November. Discount advertising is available for colour ads to Chamber members and this year discounts are available to members of the Donnybrook or Balingup Visitor Centres. To ensure inclusion in the upcoming issue, businesses must submit the form and make the payment for both the advertisement and the 2024 Chamber membership before the 15th of November 2023.

The Chamber of Commerce aims to be accessible to the community, usual office hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, but if the sign reads “Open,” drop in as there will be more opportunities for residents to update their listings, purchase Shop Local vouchers, or simply drop by to say hello. New Chamber members will also be delighted to know that their 2024 membership will be activated immediately, allowing them to participate in the Chamber’s Christmas events and promotions.

With its enduring legacy and commitment to serving the community and supporting local businesses, the Donnybrook-Balingup Community Directory remains an indispensable asset for the region. As the 2024 edition takes shape, the Chamber of Commerce invites all residents and local businesses to actively engage in the process, ensuring the directory continues to be a valuable and high-quality resource for many years to come.

For any inquiries or updates to your listing, contact:
Donnybrook Balingup Chamber of Commerce
Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
70 South Western Highway – just on the verandah of Bendigo Bank

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