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

  • Community Consultation Leads to Opening of Ivanhoe Crossing SWEK Councillors and senior employees along with representatives from Department of Parks and Wildlife, Water Corporation and Main Roads WA had a very constructive meeting with Kununurra community members on Tuesday 24 May regarding the reopening of Ivanhoe Crossing. The meeting was facilitated by Michelle Pucci and attracted approx. 80 community members, many of whom got to express their views on the future of the crossing. Read More
  • Show Cause Notice issued to the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley Shire President Jane Parker advises that the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley has received a Show Cause Notice from the Minister for Local Government, Tony Simpson MLA. Read More
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events calendar

  • 31 May
    Ordinary Council Meeting The Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held at 5pm on Tuesday 31 May 2016 in the Wyndham Council Chambers. Members of the public are welcome to attend. ...
  • 12 June
    Ord River Marathon