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

  • Upcoming Road and Drainage Works - Kununurra The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley wishes to advise of upcoming road works for the following locations between 8 April 2017 and 22 April 2017. Read More
  • New Aqua Fitness Class The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley would like to advise that the Kununurra Leisure Centre are offering Aqua Fitness Classes running weekly on a Saturday from 9.15am to 10.00am Read More
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events calendar

  • 24 March
    Friday @ Kununurra Picture Gardens: KDHS FILM FESTIVAL KUNUNURRA DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL FILM FESTIVAL - RATED MFRIDAY 24 MARCH 2017GATES OPEN 5.30PM MOVIE STARTS 6PMFat Controller - KEELY PALMER Kununurra District High School - Film FestivalSemester 2​Gold Coin Donation for ent ...
  • 24 March
    2017 Community Scorecard Open Community Scorecard 2017 - Have Your Say! Community members are invited to complete the 2017 Community Scorecard. The Shire is keen to hear your views on local services and facilities and your ideas about how the local area can be improved. This inf ...