Towns in Australia

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Karridale WA


Postcode: 6288

Karridale is a small township in the south-west of Western Australia. Its postcode is 6288 and is located just north of Augusta and south of Margaret River between Caves Road and Bussell Highway. A newer township was built a short distance north east of the original Old Karridale following fires which destroyed the town in 1961.

In 1961, the south west of the state suffered from a series of devastating bushfires which destroyed Dwellingup and partly destroyed Karridale. In Karridale, the historic homestead of M.C. Davies was destroyed also.

Although settled for many years through its milling operations, the townsite was not officially gazetted as a townsite until 1979. The population of the town and the immediate area is around 150.