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

Kimberley office (Kununurra)

Kununurra Youth Hub, Rod Hodnett Drive, Kununurra WA 6743
PO Box 534, Kununurra WA 6743
Telephone 61 8 9195 5750

Kimberley staff

Krissie Dickman
Regional Manager Kimberley
Telephone 61 8 9195 5750
Mobile 0419 140 369

Maria Geier
Regional Officer
Kununurra Office
Telephone 0448 445 348 

Katie Joder
Regional Administration Officer
Telephone 61 8 9195 5749

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
Kimberley Regional Development Officer
Mobile 0439 660 746

Netball WA

Helen Ockerby
Community Development Coordinator – Shooting Stars
Mobile 0447 171 768

Page reviewed 08 July 2022