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Western Australia
Population 122 (2006 census)
Established 1962
Postcode(s) 6450
Elevation 87 m (285 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Ravensthorpe
State electorate(s) Eyre
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Munglinup is a small town located in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.

The town is located along the South Coast Highway between Ravensthorpe and Esperance and close to the Munglinup River.

The Munglinup River for most of its course defines the boundary of the Esperance and Ravensthorpe shires. At the Oldfield estuary, the boundary goes to the eastern shore.

The word Munglinup is Indigenous Australian in origin and of unknown meaning. The name first appears on maps made by early settlers in 1868.

The region was first opened up for farming in the late 1950s and by the early 1960s the community asked for a townsite between Esperance and Ravensthorpe to be considered. The townsite was surveyed in 1961 and gazetted in 1962.

The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.

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