The name Roelands relates to a property of the same name granted to the Swan River Colony’s first Surveyor General in 1830, John Septimus Roe as part of the 5,000 acres (2,023 ha) to which he was entitled for bringing considerable capital to the colony. Roe spoke highly of the area and its potential value for agriculture. The first pastoralists and shepherds arrived in the area in the 1880s seeking improved pasture for their stock.
Roelands is a small township nestled at the foothills of the Darling Range, and is the meeting point of the South Western Highway (Highway 20) between Bunbury and Perth via Pinjarra, and the Coalfields Road (Route 107) to Collie, Darkan and Arthur River.
The township of Roelands is now home to over two hundred families, this number rapidly increasing.the town boundries extent to WEST: the Australind Bypass, EAST: halfway to collie on the coalfeilds highway, SOUTH: the collie river bridge, NORTH: Victoria road.