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Western Australia
Djarindjin is located in Western Australia
Coordinates16°30′54″S 122°53′42″E / 16.51500°S 122.89500°E / -16.51500; 122.89500Coordinates: 16°30′54″S 122°53′42″E / 16.51500°S 122.89500°E / -16.51500; 122.89500
Location170 km (106 mi) N of Broome, Western Australia
LGA(s)Shire of Broome
State electorate(s)Kimberley
Federal Division(s)Durack

Djarindjin is a medium-sized Aboriginal community located 170 km north of Broome in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia, within the Shire of Broome. At the 2011 Census, Djarindjin had a total population of 243, consisting of 206 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.[1]


Djarindjin is located on the west coast of the northern Dampier Peninsula sub-region, north of Broome. Djarindjin is part of a single urban area that incorporates Lombadina Aboriginal community and the Lombadina Mission.

The Djarindjin / Lombadina township is approximately 2 km due west of Cape Leveque Road. Djarindjin Aboriginal Corporation maintains a very large land holding surrounding the town. This land includes existing and proposed development that services the northern Dampier Peninsula sub-region, including an airstrip, multi-function police station and drinking water protection area; all of which are located at the Cape Leveque Road junction into Djarindjin.


Djarindjin is within the traditional lands of the Baada and Jawi people and belong to the Goollargoon country.[2] This was recognised by the Government of Australia when it was determined that the Bardi and Jawi people hold native title over the northern Dampier Peninsula.

Native title[edit]

The community located within the Determination area of the Bardi and Jawi (WAD49/1998, WAD6001/2004) Native Title claim.[3]

Town Planning[edit]

The Djarindjin Layout Plan No.3 was prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy 3.2 Aboriginal Settlements. Layout Plan No.3 was endorsed by the community on 31 May 2007 and by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) on 1 July 2008.

The Layout Plan map-set, background report and supporting maps can be viewed at Planning Western Australia official site - Djarindjin Layout Plan.


Children of school age at Djarindjin attend the Lombadina-Djarindjin Catholic Primary School. The school runs classes for students from pre-school (4 years old) to Year 10 (16 years old). The total numbers of students is approximately 90.[2]


The community is managed through its incorporated body, Djarindjin Aboriginal Corporation, incorporated under the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 on 10 September 1985.[4]


  1. ^ [2011 Census QuickStats - Djarindjin-Lombadina]
  2. ^ a b "Djarindjin and Lombadina communities". Australian Government. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  3. ^ Native Title Register Details - Bardi and Jawi Native Title Determination]
  4. ^ Documents for Djarindjin Aboriginal Corporation

External links[edit]

Planning Western Australia official site - Djarindjin Layout Plan (