Regional Development Australia - Kimberley
Regional Development Australia - Kimberley

--- Kimberley Townships

The Kimberley is made up of six major townships in addition to over 200 small remote Indigenous communities.

Broome  is situated in the coastal, semi-arid margin of the canning Basin. Broome is the gateway  to the Kimberley, with a vibrant multi-cultural ancestry, with a population of approx.17,000 people derived from a number of backgrounds. The town of Broome is  recognised as a pearling and tourist port town, but also is a hub from which services have historically been delivered to the pastoral industry and more recently the oil and gas sector. Shire of Broome and ABS Broome 

Derby is 200 north of Broome and has an estimated resident population of 10,000. Residents of Derby are principally engaged in providing services to the pastoral, mining and tourism industries in addition to the delivery of government contracts to aboriginal communities. Derby is on Salt Water Country andis teh gateway to the thousand islands of the Dampier Archipelago. Shire of Derby West Kimberley and ABS Derby /West Kimberley 

Fitzroy Crossing is located on the banks of the Fitzroy River, approximately 2,500km north of Perth. The catchment area of the upper reaches of the Fitzroy River, comprises a range of fertile soil types. These areas have been used extensively for livestock and horticultural production.  Shire of Derby West Kimberley and ABS Derby/West Kimberley 

Halls Creek comprises 143,000km2 of desert country and pastoral grazing land with a number of unique natural attractions such as teh World heritage Listed Purnululu National Park and Wolf Creek Crater forming the basis of a tourism industry. Shire of Halls Creek and ABS Halls Creek 

Kununarra sits just 37 kms west of the Northern Territory boarder and is a hub for tourism, mining and agriculture including the world heritage listed Purnululu National Park -  Bungle Bungle Ranges, the Ord River Irrigation Project, massive Lake Argyle and Argyle Diamond Mine.  Kununarra 

Wyndham was established in 1886 as a port town and the principal point of entry for people looking to exploit gold deposits  during the gold rush. Today it's port principally services the growing pastoral and agriculture industries of the region. Wyndham is surrounded by cliffs and gorges, and is located at the point at which five rivers flow into the Cambridge Gulf. Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley and ABS Wyndham/East Kimberley 

Contact the Local Visitor Centre for more regional information

--- Broome VC  --- knx vc

--- halls creek vc  --- derby vc