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

  • Irrigated Horticultural Land for Lease A joint lease is offered between the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley and a private owner comprising two adjacent areas of irrigated agricultural land totaling 66ha, located to north of East Kimberley Regional Airport. Established for horticulture purposes the land includes channels, drains, channels tops, culverts and has access to irrigation water. Initial lease term length of 5 years starting immediately with scope to negotiate extensions. A rental fee of $300 per ha per annum (negotiable) is sought. Read More
  • Final Rates Instalment Due 16 March 2018 For ratepayers who have selected the 4 instalment option, instalment reminder notices have now been issued and payment is due on 16 March. If you haven’t received your instalment notice please contact the Rates Officer on 9168 4100 or email: rates@swek.wa.gov.au Read More
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