The agricultural town of Katanning is located three hours' drive southeast of Perth in Western Australia. It is a service centre to 20,000 people.
The meaning of Katanning is unknown but it is thought to be a local aboriginal word that is either 'Kart-annin' that literally means 'meeting place of the heads of tribes' or 'Kartanup' that means 'clear pool of sweet water'.
The establishment of a brick works for the foundation of the town leaves a rich heritage of federation buildings.
As a growing community, Katanning services the needs of an agricultural and professional population. Hotel, motel and caravan park facilities are available.