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Western Australia
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Coolup Garage
Population 362 (2011 census)
Established 1899
Postcode(s) 6214
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Murray
State electorate(s) Murray-Wellington
Federal Division(s) Canning

Coolup is a small town in the Peel region of Western Australia. The town is situated just off the South Western Highway and close to the Murray River. Coolup is home to the proposed new multimillion-dollar Murray Region Equestrian Centre, whose construction is in the initial stages of development.

The area was first settled in 1886 and the townsite was gazetted in 1899. The town's name is Aboriginal Australian in origin and is thought to mean the place of the wild turkey.

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