Aboriginal people succeeding through ability, opportunity and reward for effort

The Wunan / East Kimberley Region

Wunan Research Reports

The Wunan/East Kimberley region represents one of the most vast and remote areas of Australia.

The region covers an area of 236,246 square kilometres – roughly the size of the United Kingdom or the Australian State of Victoria. As an indication of its remoteness, the nearest McDonald’s restaurant is over 800 kilometres (500 miles) away!

This region has a population of around 15,000 people – of which approximately 40% are Indigenous people – with approximately 40% under the age of 25 years. Of those aged under 25 years, around 60% are Indigenous. Over the next decade, the Indigenous population in the region is projected to grow by around 35%.

The monsoonal tropical climate of the region can severely impact access and activity during the wet season between the months of December through to March.