Burekup is a small town located on the South Western Highway in the South West region of Western Australia.

The town is built on the Collie River and was originally a railway siding on the Pinjarra- line that was established in 1910 and known at the time as Boorekup. Following a request from the Shire of Dardanup, the town was gazetted in 1973.[2]

"Burekup" is the Indigenous Australian name for a wildflower that grows in the area.

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Burekup (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 October 2008.
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – B". Retrieved 5 October 2008.

Coordinates: 33°19′0″S 115°48′0″E / 33.31667°S 115.80000°E / -33.31667; 115.80000