About a three hour drive north east of Albany, in the state's south, is Jerramungup, the western gateway to the Fitzgerald River National Park. Jerramungup developed as a war service settlement area in 1953 and officially became a shire on the 1st of July 1982.
A country town situated at the T junction of two major highways, the South Coast Highway and the Esperance to Jerramungup Highway, it is easily accessible by car. The town is situated in an agricultural district supporting the production of sheep, wool, grains and fresh water crayfish.
The district has also diversified into the tourism and fish processing industries. There is hotel, motel, bed and breakfast and caravan park accommodation available.