The Shire of Dardanup is acknowledging Remembrance Day 2022 by encouraging our community to create handmade poppies to honour the 61,513 lives lost in battle.

Whether you are a beginner or experienced knitter or crocheter, choose to make one or one hundred poppies; all contributions will be welcomed as they will help us create our unique pop-up poppy installations.

Scroll down to discover ways you can get involved in this significant project.

Get involved:

1 | Attend free community poppy craft session

Come along and work at your own pace to create knitted or crochet poppies. Resources including wool, buttons and a handful of hooks and needles will be available to use.

Saturday, 3 September 

9.30am - 12.30pm 

Eaton Community Library - 2 Sanford Way - Eaton 

Hosted by RSLWA Vollies For Vets

Book here 

Missed our free community session? Have your own group that could be interested in a poppy creation session? Consider hosting your own session.

Contact the Place and Community Officer on 9724 0323 to see what resources the Shire can supply to support you.

2 | Collect a poppy pack

The Shire of Dardanup has free poppy packs available for Shire of Dardanup residents. These packs are designed to help you with some resources to create two to three knitted or crocheted poppies.

Packs are free and can be collected from the below locations.

Please note: Packs will be available from Monday 15 August 

Administration Centre, Eaton

1 Council Drive, Eaton

Eaton Community Library

2 Sanford Way, Eaton

Dardanup Office

3 Little Street, Dardanup

3 | Poppy drop off

Make your poppy/s count by dropping them to:

  • Administration Centre, Eaton
  • Dardanup Office
  • Eaton Community Library 
  • or post to Shire Dardanup, PO BOX 7016, Eaton WA 6230.

Please note: poppy collection closes at 4.30pm on 1 November 2022.

4 | Visit Pop-up poppy installation

You can add your poppy/ies to one of 3 installations from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 November.

Pop-up installations can be found in the below locations:


Dardanup War Memorial

3 Little Street, Dardanup


River Valley Primary School Memorial

51 Russell Road, Burekup


Bethanie Fields Entrance

111 Eaton Drive, Eaton


Got all the resources to make a poppy but don’t have a pattern?

Check at the bottom for plenty of inspiration and patterns.

Download –The Poppy Project – Pattern Trifold Brochure

5000 Poppies pattern – Click here

Learn more about Remembrance Day

Origins of Remembrance Day - Click here 

Meaning of different coloured poppies - click here 

Learn more about our local heroes

Bunbury War Heroes - Click here 

Anzac Heroes - Click here

Streets of Bunbury - Roll of Honour

Streets of Bunbury - The End of the War 1918 



The Shire of Dardanup would like to thank the following groups and people for being involved in this year's project:

Theresa Wilks - ECU Arts Student  | Eaton Community College Students | RSLWA - Poppy Ladies | South Regional TAFE - Bunbury Visual Arts Students


River Valley Primary School - Year 2/3 Class

Dardanup Knits and Knots 

Donnybrook RSL 

Australind Senior Citizens Centre - Tuesday Craft Group

Leschenault Heart Foundation - Walking Group

RSLWA Vollies for Vets ( fondly known as the Poppy Ladies) 

Eaton Craft Group 

Bunbury Town Teams - Stitch Club

CWA River Valley Belles  


Place and Community Officers

9724 0323