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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

Western Australia has received an additional nomination allocation for the State Nominated Migration Program, from the Department of Home Affairs, for the remainder of the 2021-22 program year.

For more information visit the Latest News page

Fun Fact
Broome in Western Australia is the pearling capital of the world.