Towns in Australia

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Mullalyup WA


Postcode: 6252

Mullalyup is a town in the South West region of Western Australia, situated between Kirup and Balingup on the South Western Highway, 231 kilometres (144 mi) south of Perth.

The name is taken from the nearby Mullalyup Brook, and was first noted by John Forrest in 1898. It is Noongar in origin, and apparently means “nose place”, as the place where nose-piercing was performed as part of the initiation cycle of young men.

The town site was gazetted in 1901.