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Northcliffe is located in Western Australia
Location in Western Australia
Population 300 (2016 census)
Established 1923
Postcode(s) 6262
Elevation 100 m (328 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Manjimup
State electorate(s) Blackwood-Stirling
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Northcliffe is a town located in the lower South West region of Western Australia, about 28 kilometres (17 mi) south of the town of Pemberton. It is part of the Shire of Manjimup. At the 2006 census, Northcliffe had a population of 412. Currently,[timeframe?] Northcliffe serves a population of around 770 people within the town and surrounding areas. Approximately 31% of the population have post-secondary qualifications.

It is largely surrounded by karri, marri and jarrah forest and is close to the Warren, D'Entrecasteaux and Shannon national parks. Primarily a dairy farming area since the region was populated under the Group Settlement scheme of the 1920s and 1930s, the district was also a centre for the tobacco and logging industries until both ceased, the former in 1960 and the latter under the Regional Forestry Agreement of 1999.


The town has a district high school, post office, nursing post, cafe, museum, recreation centre, family and community centre, town hall, visitor centre and library, art gallery, community resource centre with internet access and Centrelink access point, hotel/motel, general store, food shop selling local produce and showcasing produce from the Southern Forests food bowl, and a public playground with barbecue and gazebo.

Businesses in the area include the Bannister Downs dairy, which sells milk and related products in biodegradable containers through local, regional and Perth-based outlets.

Northcliffe also serves the coastal holiday village of Windy Harbour.

The Bibbulmun Track walking trail and Munda Biddi bicycle trail both pass through Northcliffe.

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