The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River is a government area in the south-west corner of the South West region of Western Australia, approximately 270 kilometres south of Perth. The shire covers an area of 2,243 square kilometres with nearly half of the land area is state forest or national park. National parks include Scott National Park and Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. Other land uses include agriculture, especially dairy and beef cattle; viticulture; and tourism. The Shire covers the towns of Augusta, Cowaramup, Flinders Bay, Gracetown, Karridale, Kudardup, Margaret River, and Witchcliffe.