Visiting Aboriginal Communities on the Dampier Peninsula

  • Posted by Best Of The Kimberley on 14 August 2015

Visiting Aboriginal Communities and Outstations on the Dampier Peninsula:

If you are planning a visit to the Dampier Peninsula and are wishing to visit an Aboriginal Community or outstation, you should always book ahead and check with your hosts if there are any permit requirements for the places you intend to visit.  Most communities accept visitors on certain days of the week (usually Monday to Friday) though some will sometimes close to visitors on weekends, and at other times for cultural ceremonies or funerals.  

Please call ahead to communities to check they are open before visiting.

Always call into the community office immediately on arrival to register and pay any applicable entry fees.  They will give you information about the local area and any restrictions in place.

Contact details for the following communities:

Ardyloon (One Arm Point) Community Office: Phone: 08 9192 4930.  Office Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.  

Beagle Bay Church: Proceed directly to the Church.  Donation welcome.

Cygnet Bay Office: Phone: 08 9192 4283 Open 7 days a week 8.00am 4.00pm

Djarindjin Community: Phone: 08 9192 4940.  Open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm.

Kooljaman at Cape Leveque:  Phone: 08 9192 4970.  Open 7 days a week 8.00am to 5.00pm (Dry season); 8.00am to 4.00pm (Wet season)

Lombadina Community:  Phone: 08 9192 4936.  Open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm (Weekends by prior arrangement)

 

Souvenirs, postcards, art, artefacts and crafts are sold at Beagle Bay, Lombadina, Kooljaman, Djarindjin and Ardyloon.  Most only accept cash but if you are relying on credit cards, please call ahead to check if it is accepted.