The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is located in the ruggedly picturesque and sparsely populated northeast corner of Western Australia (WA), stretching from the Northern Territory border to the northern most tip of WA.

The Shire covers an area of 121,000 square kilometres and is one of four local governments that make up the Kimberley region. The Shire includes the towns of Kununurra and Wyndham and there are also a number of Aboriginal Communities; the largest being Kalumburu, which is situated in the northern part of the Shire.

The Shire boasts many attractions some of which include Carr Boyd Ranges, Celebrity Tree Park, Cockburn Ranges, Drysdale River National Park, Emma Gorge, Five Rivers Lookout (the Bastion), Gibb River Road, The Grotto, Ivanhoe Crossing, Kelly’s Knob, Kununurra Diversion Dam/Lake Kununurra, Lake Argyle, Lily Lagoons, Mirima National Park, Mitchell River National Park, Ord River Irrigation Area, Ord River, Parry’s Lagoon Nature Reserve, Pentecost River, Ragged Range, Wyndham Community Fishing Jetty and Zebedee Springs.

Many significant events occur in the Shire including the Ord Valley Muster, Lake Argyle Swim, Kununurra Agricultural Show, Kimberley Writers Festival, Kununurra Rodeo, Kununurra and Wyndham Races, Stars on the Bastion, and Dam-Dam Dinghy Dash.

The Shire is currently experiencing a period of growth relating to the Ord East Kimberley Expansion project.

With its tropical climate and its many natural attractions, the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is the eastern gateway to the Kimberley.


For the East Kimberley to be a thriving community with opportunities for all.


To enable the East Kimberley to develop in a manner that will achieve social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits for all.

latest news

  • Swim School Enrolments Wyndham Swimming Pool The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley would like to advise Wyndham residents of the Learn to Swim Program to be held at the Wyndham Swimming Pool in March 2018. Read More
  • Expressions of Interest – Kununurra School and Community Library Management Committee The Minister for Education and the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley have a long-term agreement for the management of our library to cater for the whole community. This agreement calls for the formation of a Management Committee of six people which includes 2 community members. We are asking for expressions of interest for these 2 positions. Read More
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events calendar

  • 23 February
    Strategic Community Plan 2017 - 2027 open for comment The Strategic Community Plan 2017- 2027 is the overarching document that sets out the community's vision and aspirations for the future. It also highlights key objectives and strategies in which to achieve them. For more information visitwww.swek.wa ...
  • 5 March
    Labour Day Public holiday