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​​​Facts and figures​

​With an area of 423 517 square kilometres (263 161 miles), the Kimberley is three times the size of England and rich in resources such as diamonds, iron ore, nickel and gold.

Higher education: University of Notre Dame, Broome; North Regional TAFE

Median house price in Broome: $472 000 (June 2016)

Other main towns: Derby, Kununurra, Wyndham

Climate: distinct wet and dry seasons with some of the highest rainfalls in Australia experienced during the wet

 

With its unique and dramatic landscape, it comprises outback desert, impressive deep, rocky gorges, limestone caves, sandstone cliffs, grassy plateaus and thundering waterfalls, and an abundance of wildlife. It is also home to the magnificent Lake Argyle, the largest freshwater lake in mainland Australia.

 

Fun facts!

The cosmopolitan town of Broome is affectionately known as the ‘pearl of the north’.

About 45% of the Kimberley population of around 39 000 is of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

The Kimberley Region ​​​

News

Launch of new Settlement Services Orientation videos 

Settlement Services is pleased to announce the launch of the Orientation online videos. These series of online videos offer support to newly arrived skilled migrants and their families to help them establish their lives in Western Australia. These videos provide a range of useful information from finances, transportation to playgroups and schooling. You can access the videos on the Settlement Services page or here.

Fun Fact
Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.