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Mallingbar community

Coordinates: 17°57′26″S 122°14′36″E / 17.9572784°S 122.2433765°E / -17.9572784; 122.2433765
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Mallingbar Community
Western Australia
Mallingbar is situated within the town of Broome.
Mallingbar Community is located in Western Australia
Mallingbar Community
Mallingbar Community
Coordinates17°57′26″S 122°14′36″E / 17.9572784°S 122.2433765°E / -17.9572784; 122.2433765
Elevation747 m (2,451 ft)
Time zoneAWST (UTC+8)
Location0 km (0 mi) north of Broome, Western Australia
LGA(s)Shire of Broome
State electorate(s)Kimberley
Federal division(s)Durack

Mallingbar is a small Aboriginal community, located within the town of Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.


The Mallingbar Aboriginal Corporation was officially established in 1987 at the Roebuck Bay shoreline location known as Kennedy Hill. The hill is significant to indigenous people in the region, as attested by the presence of a large shell midden immediately adjacent to the community.[1]: 6 

The community has a total of 11 dwellings that were built in 1986. Four of the houses were demolished in 2014 after being declared unfit for human habitation.[2]


The community is managed through its incorporated body, Mallingbar Aboriginal Corporation, incorporated under the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 on 26 April 1983.

Town planning[edit]

Mallingbar Layout Plan No.1 has been prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy 3.2 Aboriginal Settlements. The Layout Plan was endorsed by the community on 10 January 2005 and the Western Australian Planning Commission on 17 January 2005. The Layout Plan and map-set can be viewed at Planning Western Australia's official site.[3]


  1. ^ "Old Broome Development Strategy and Concept Plan for Town Beach and Conti Foreshore (Part 2)" (PDF). Shire of Broome. Broome Shire Council. 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ Cordingley, Glenn (28 February 2014). "Broome Shire to vote on Kennedy Hill demolition". The West Australian. Perth, Western Australia. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Mallingbar (Kennedy Hill) community layout plan No. 1" (PDF). Western Australian Planning Commission. February 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 February 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2021.

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