Kimberley Towns Information
The Kimberley Region:
The Kimberley is located in the far north of Western Australia.
It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres (more than 261,000 miles), an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 30,539 people.
This means that there are fewer people per kilometre than almost any other place on Earth.
Its immense and diverse landscape encompasses rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.
There are the waters of the mighty Fitzroy River, which has cut deep into the landscape producing the wonderful Geikie Gorge that is bordered by sheer walls of yellow, orange and grey.
On the west coast is the township of Broome, a tranquil tropical spot, world famous for its pearling industry. It boasts the soft clean sands of Cable Beach, with clear turquoise waters. The beach extends 24 kilometres (15 miles), so there is no danger of overcrowding!
Further north along the remote and pristine Kimberley coastline you will find the Buccaneer Archipelago or ‘Thousand Islands’. Rugged red cliffs, cooling waters and white sandy beaches abound.
It is truly a special place that will linger in your mind long after you leave.
The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.
It is one of the fastest growing regions in Western Australia. Growth estimates indicate that the current population will nearly double by the year 2026 under a medium growth scenario.
Tourism, agriculture, mining, pastoral, pearling and fishing are major contributors to economic activity in the region.
Western Australia (WA) is Australia’s largest state, being 2,525,500 square kilometres (1 million square miles), and it extends into different climatic zones simultaneously. When it is warm and dry in the north of the State, it is cool and wet in the south!
WA is separated from the rest of Australia by major desert areas, and thus Perth, WA’s capital city, is the most isolated capital city in the world.
WA has a growing population of around 1.9 million, 1.4 million living in Perth, and the rest in rural areas.
Essentially a primary producer, WA has a wealth of natural resources including gold, iron ore, gas and minerals.
Each area of WA has a Division of General Practice to care for the needs of the doctors practising in that area.