Baby Tree Program

The purpose of the Baby Tree Program is to build a sense of belonging and community spirit through recognising babies born within the Shire.  

Each year, the Shire plants a Boab tree along the avenue to swim beach and in the reserve next to the Wyndham Shire Administration Office. A plaque is then installed with all the registered baby’s names and dates of birth that were born within the Shire the previous year. Families are also given a boab seedling to take home and plant in their own gardens.

Council has adopted the Policy CP/3583 Baby Tree Program, with the intent to acknowledge and consider this history, as well as provide guidelines to achieve the benefits of the program in the most effective and sustainable manner.

View CP/3583 Baby Tree Program 

Registrations opening soon for the 2018 Baby Tree Program

Did you give birth to a baby within the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley on or after 1 January 2018, or are expecting with a due date on or before the 31 December 2018?

Are you interested in having your child’s name listed on a plaque along with others born in 2018, where a Boab Tree will be planted in celebration?

To register your child, please visit the Wyndham or Kununurra Shire Office or complete the Baby Tree Registration Form and return to the Shire’s Community Development Officer on or before 14 December 2018. Please note, incomplete registrations will not be accepted.

Participants will be invited to attend the annual Baby Tree Ceremonies held at Kununurra and Wyndham in early 2019 –  Please note: the Ceremony's date is yet to be confirmed, however, all registered participants will be notified well in advance of the event.

NOTE:  Completed registrations must be received on or before 14 December 2018. For children born between 14 December and 31st December, call for registrations will be released in early January 2019.  

Baby Tree Registration Form 2018

For Further information, please contact the Shire’s Community Development Officer on 9168 4100 or mail@swek.wa.gov.au

Image: 2017 Baby Tree Planting Ceremony, courtesy of Sarah Duguid Photography