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​​​​​Broome

Broome is one of the Kimberley's most popular tourist destinations with its tropical climate, pearling farms and world renowned picturesque Cable Beach.


Derby

Two hours east of Broome, Derby was the first town to be settled in the Kimberley and has now become a popular stopping point for visitors heading to the gorge country and further north. The highest tides in Australia occur in Derby and can peak at over 11 m.

 

Fitzroy Crossing

Located on the banks of the Fitzroy River in the heart of pastoral country, the old town was originally built as a suitable place to cross the river. The Mimbi Caves located 90 km east of Fitzroy Crossing are a tourist focal point.

 

Halls Creek

Located on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, Halls Creek is the nearest town to the well-known Bungle Bungles. Close by is the Wolfe Creek Crater, the second largest meteorite crater in the world. The first gold rush of Western Australia was in Halls Creek in 1885 and you can still find gold in the area.

 

Wyndham

The most northerly town and harbour in Western Australia, Wyndham features a
18 m long, 3 m high sculpture of a saltwater crocodile, reflecting the saltwater crocodiles present in the area. Inlets from the river offer great spots for fishing, relaxing and enjoying the scenery.

 

Distances to Perth*

From

Distance

​​Broome​​2230 km
​Derby​2383 km
​Fitzroy Crossing​2558 km
​Halls Creek​2846 km
​Kununurra ​3206 km
​Wyndham ​3216 km

 *Figures sourced from Main Roads Western Australia​

 

For more information on the towns in the Kimberley area, visit the To​urism WA website​.

News

Changes to the Graduate Stream of the State Nomination Migration Program

The State Nomination Migration Program (SNMP) Graduate stream will soon be more accessible for international students who study in Western Australia.

On 16 October 2019 Premier Mark McGowan announced that the Graduate Stream of the SNMP will be extended to include vocational education and training (VET) graduates who complete a qualification in Western Australia at Certificate III level or above, excluding trade occupations (unless approved for delivery to international students).  

For information on the current Graduate Stream of the State Nomination Migration Scheme requirements visit the State nomination requirements page.

Fun Fact
The Perth Mint is the world's oldest mint still operating from its original premises producing coins and gold products.