Sport and recreation in the Kimberley has its own unique characteristics.

Hot summers, warm winters and the region's natural attractions mean outdoor recreation such as water skiing, fishing, camping, four-wheel driving and boating are popular.

Sports depend on the community organising and supporting their own activities. Large distances between communities often make competitions between towns limited.

Passive and active recreation pursuits such as walking, art and crafts, gardening, genealogy and drama are well supported.


Regional stakeholders

The department works closely with a range of stakeholders in the Kimberley region. These include local governments, the Kimberley Development Commission, State Government agencies and not-for-profit organisations.

Local governments in the Kimberley

Contact the Kimberley offices

Kimberley office (Broome)

Unit 2A, 23 Coghlan Street, Broome WA 6725
PO Box 1476, Broome WA 6725
Telephone 61 8 9195 5749

Kimberley office (Kununurra)

PO Box 534, Kununurra WA 6743
Telephone 61 8 9492 9982

Kimberley staff

Tom Chapman
Regional Manager Kimberley
Broome office
Telephone 61 8 9195 5757

Adam Lang
Regional Support Officer
Broome office
Telephone 61 8 9195 5749

Tessa Jones
Better Beginnings Regional Project Officer
State Library of Western Australia
Telephone 0459 836 354

Kimberley Sportshouse

Within the Kimberley Sportshouse there are Development Officers from Garnduwa. These officers play an important role in developing and growing the sport within the region and work in close partnership with the department.

Garnduwa Amboorny Wirnan

Michael Albert
Chief Executive Officer
Telephone 61 8 9195 5751
Mobile 0418 938 167

WA Football Commission Inc

Eamon Rice
Regional Football Specialist
Mobile 0439 660 746

Page reviewed 20 June 2024