About the East Kimberley

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is a film friendly region, the north-eastern gateway to the Kimberley, which encompasses approximately 420,000 kms of timeless landscapes and diverse land uses.  

We have one of the oldest (Wyndham) and one of the newest (Kununurra) towns in Western Australia.  We have proudly hosted the 'Faraway Downs' location shoot for Baz Luhrmann’s film Australia starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.  More recently the East Kimberley was home to Bunya Productions' multi award winning mini series Mystery Road starring Judy Davis and Aaron Pedersen Bunya Productions also chose the East Kimberley for the production of Satellite Boy and Mad Bastards.


Recent Productions

Video 1 & 2 courtesy of BVisual Media. Video 3 courtesy of The Ironman Group.

Film and Photography Application

You can access the Shire's filming Policy here

Click here to complete an application. Applications will generally take a week to be approved, providing that all required paperwork is returned together; and of course, depending on the size of the production.

Please contact the Film Liaison Officer on 08 9168 4100 or communications@swek.wa.gov.au if you require any assistance/

More information is also available on the Screenwest Website.


Kununurra Is Located 3,215 km from Perth and 828 km from Darwin.  

Wyndham is Western Australia's most northern town and the second largest town in the Shire. It is a small town with a population of just 1000.

The East Kimberley is home to around 40 indigenous communities which includes Kalumburu and Doon Doon.

Through the services at the East Kimberley Regional Airport, there are daily flights from Darwin and Broome.  Flights to and from Perth operate multiple times per week.


The Shire has a tropical climate with two seasons, those being the dry season (Apr - Oct) and wet season (Nov - March).


The Shire boasts many world class attractions, some of which include:

Carr Boyd Ranges  Celebrity Tree Park  Drysdale River National Park
Emma Gorge  Kelly's Knob Mitchell River National Park
Zebedee Springs Ivanhoe Crossing  Ragged Range
Cockburn Ranges  Ord River Five Rivers Lookout (The Bastion)
Gibb River Road Lily Creek Lagoon Parry’s Lagoon Nature Reserve
Mirima National Park Lake Kununurra Wyndham Community Fishing Jetty
Kununurra Diversion Dam Lake Argyle Anthon Landing Wyndham
Ord River Irrigation Area Pentecost River  The Grotto