Pinjarra Celebrates Exchange Hotel New Operators

Published on Monday, 13 March 2023 at 12:00:00 PM

We held a community celebration on Friday 10th March to celebrate the first milestone of the soon-to-be refurbished Exchange Hotel. More than 200 people came together for the opportunity to meet the new operators, view the redevelopment plans, and learn more about the future of the destination venue.

Operators Karl and Janine Bullers shared their vision for bringing the heritage building back to its former glory as a much-loved venue for residents and visitors in Pinjarra. The celebration included a licensed bar provided by the operators and their partners with all takings going to the Pinjarra Women’s Centre. The bar raised more than $3800 on the night.

Groups of people standing near the bar at the event.

 Exchange Hotel Community Celebration Karl and Janine Bullers

Shire President Cr. David Bolt said, “The Exchange Hotel is very important to our community and we were thrilled to provide the opportunity for the public to ask questions, find out more about the plans, and to celebrate this project.”

“It has been a long process to get here – we first started talking about it 10 years ago, so it was great to see so many members of the community join us in celebrating the first milestones.”

Guests continued the celebrations at the Music on the Murray event on the banks of the Murray River with a performance by local musician Ricky Green.

The Exchange Hotel will open in Autumn 2024, and the redevelopment has been made possible with $2.34 million of funding from the Australian Government's Building Better Regions Fund.

You can learn more, connect with the team, and stay up to date with progress at

Here is a video from the event: 

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