Lower King is a town in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. It is located 385 km (239 mi) south-east of Perth;[2] the closest populated town is Albany.

Located along the lower reaches of the King River on the western shore of Oyster Harbour, both the town and the river were named after Captain Philip Parker King, who first visited the area in 1818 aboard Mermaid.

The area around Lower King was a known haunt for sealers in 1831;[3] it was settled in the 1830s with the townsite not being gazetted until 1959.[4]

It had a population of 1604 in 2006, which increased to 1738 in 2011.[3]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Lower King (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 January 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "My Boot - Welocome to Lower King". 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2009.
  3. ^ a b "History of Lower King". Weebly. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  4. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – L". Retrieved 15 April 2008.