Needilup is a town in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, situated between Ongerup and Jerramungup along the Gnowangerup-Jerramungup Road.

The establishment of a town arose after a local member petitioned the lands department for land to be made available for a townsite in 1951 after settlement in the area lead to a demand for land. Lots were surveyed soon afterward and the townsite was declared in 1954.[1]

The name is Aboriginal in origin and the meaning is unknown. The name is taken from the nearby that was first surveyed in 1901 and spelt in a variety of ways.

References

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – N". Retrieved 25 April 2011.