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Amelup is located in Western Australia
Location in Western Australia
Population 186 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 6338
  • 336 km (209 mi) South East of Perth
  • 90 km (56 mi) North of Albany
LGA(s) Shire of Gnowangerup
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Amelup is a small town in the Great Southern region of Western Australia located on Chester Pass Road. The Amelup service station is located 9 km North of the Stirling Range National Park situated between the Stirling Range and Borden.

The area was once a centre of the Sandalwood trade, with cutters working the area in the 1890s. Sandalwood Road is a reminder of the town's past.

The area was opened for selection in 1928 with over 400 acres being allocated. Most land is now used for cereal cropping and sheep grazing for both wool and meat production.

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