Kimberley

Located in the far north-west of Western Australia, the Kimberley region covers nearly 425,000 square kilometres. It encompasses the IBRA regions of Dampierland, Central Kimberley and Northern Kimberley and the western parts of the Ord Victoria Plain and Vicotria Bonaparte.

With a population of approximately 40,600 the Kimberley region has fewer people per square kilometre than almost anywhere else in the world; 50 percent of the Kimberley population is Aboriginal.

The Kimberley has distinct dry (May to October) and wet (November to April) seasons and the region includes vast areas of unspoiled land, coastal marine and waterways. The region’s ecosystem remains largely intact and holds a rich diversity of unique species.

The Kimberley Region’s major industries include mining, tourism, pastoralism, pearling and irrigated agriculture.