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Boyup Brook Co-operative ~ 1919 - 2023

In association with Nutrien, Makit Hardware, WFI and Kleenheat Gas the Co-op offers a very broad selection of items for the farm, large or small, the home, the garden and the car.  From tools to televisions, fridges to fertiliser and jeans to generators. It’s all there, on the shelf or readily ordered for you.

The Co-op provides agronomy services to its members, is an agent for WFI and is a base for Nutrien Fertilsers, as well as Nutrien wool and sheep representatives.

In the true spirit of the co-operative movement, the Boyup Brook Co-operative returns, each year, a large percentage of its profit to loyal members as a trading bonus.  It also supports the schools and the voluntary services of the district as well as a variety of sporting and other activities, all of  which maintain the life and vitality of the Boyup Brook community.


When the Co-op started in 1919 by a group of farmers of the district there was no general store in the shire. There were few cars and roads were unpaved. To get groceries and other supplies residents had to travel by horse or buggy to Bridgetown or take the bone shaking five hour trip to Bunbury by train.

The Co-op, at that time located where IGA now stands, supplied much that was needed by the settlers of the district, from kerosene to cake tins, from saddles to soap, from fence wire to finery, from wool bales to wool blankets and from dish cloths to dynamite.

In 1988 the Co-op divided its business into a grocery division and a hardware and rural products division. A new building was erected for the grocery division and it was leased to an independent operator. It is now the IGA store.

In 2002 a new building was opened for the hardware and rural products division and this has proved highly successful, with business growing and the range of goods available expanding.

In 2018 a new warehouse shed was erected to cover the yard behind the CWA building to provide more storage for the expanding rural and building supplies departments. This is due to open in 2019 as part of the ongoing 100 year celebrations.

In 2022 the Co-op purchased the land adjacent to the main store, previously know as Slom's Garage and later Wardle's, as well as the block below this on Barron St. Once developed, this will be utilised for bulk storage and loading/unloading of trucks as well as other plans in the pipeline.

Today the modern Co-op and its leased offshoot, the IGA store, still provide the residents of the shire with a vast array of goods and services and are an essential part of life for the people of the Boyup Brook Shire.

Your Co-op was started in 1919 to meet a need, over 100 years later it still does.

Did you know?

That the Boyup Brook Co-op gives a Trading Rebate to its regular shareholder customers every year. In 2023 we gave back $520,000 and over the past 20 years we have given back a total of $5,671,657 to the community.

Your loyal custom throughout the year has also enabled us to sponsor many local sporting clubs, schools and community organisations. In 2022 we gave back $42,589 in sponsorship to our local community.