Burekup was originally developed as a timber town in the early part of the 20th Century. More recently it attracts residents of all ages seeking a tree-change who commute to nearby employment centres but enjoy the village charm and country character of their town.

Burekup’s small townsite includes a busy store, town hall and a small school and is located adjacent to the Perth to Bunbury railway and South West Highway.

Burekup Primary School opened in 1999.