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

  • Kununurra and Wyndham Pool Operating Hours The Shire would like to advise that Kununurra and Wyndham Swimming pools will be closed on Sunday 18 October due to lifeguard requalification training sessions. Read More
  • Australia Day 2016 Australia Day 2016 is fast approaching and the Shire is keen to work with local clubs, groups, organisations and businesses to contribute to events in both Wyndham and Kununurra. Read More
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events calendar

  • 27 October
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    Ordinary Council Meeting Ordinary Council Meetings are open to the ....
  • 17 October
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    2015 Kununurra Speedway Practice Meet 25th April 2nd May 6th June 4th Juy 8th August 19th September 17th October Final 2 Night Meet 13th & 14th November Club Meet (Weather permitting) 28th ....