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​​​Facts and figures​

​With an area of 423 517 square kilometres (263 161 miles), the Kimberley is three times the size of England and rich in resources such as diamonds, iron ore, nickel and gold.

Higher education: University of Notre Dame, Broome; North Regional TAFE

Median house price in Broome: $472 000 (June 2016)

Other main towns: Derby, Kununurra, Wyndham

Climate: distinct wet and dry seasons with some of the highest rainfalls in Australia experienced during the wet

 

With its unique and dramatic landscape, it comprises outback desert, impressive deep, rocky gorges, limestone caves, sandstone cliffs, grassy plateaus and thundering waterfalls, and an abundance of wildlife. It is also home to the magnificent Lake Argyle, the largest freshwater lake in mainland Australia.

 

Fun facts!

The cosmopolitan town of Broome is affectionately known as the ‘pearl of the north’.

About 45% of the Kimberley population of around 39 000 is of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

The Kimberley Region ​​​

News
26 March 2019

Closure over the Easter period 2019

Invitations for State nomination are usually issued on the third Thursday of each month. This will be brought forward by one week in April due to the Easter closure. Invitations are anticipated to be issued by 11 April 2019.
 
Fun Fact
Some of the first white settlers saw a strange animal hopping along. They asked the Aborigines what it was called and were told, ‘Kanguru’, which means ‘I don't know’.