Pandanus Park Community

Coordinates: 17°44′17″S 123°39′36″E / 17.738°S 123.66°E / -17.738; 123.66
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Pandanus Park
Western Australia
Population125 (2016 census)[1]
Location60 km (37 mi) south of Derby, Western Australia
LGA(s)Shire of Derby–West Kimberley
State electorate(s)Kimberley
Federal division(s)Durack
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
33.9 °C
93 °F
21.7 °C
71 °F
622.4 mm
24.5 in

Pandanus Park is a medium-sized Aboriginal community, located 60 kilometres (37 mi) south of Derby in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, within the Shire of Derby–West Kimberley. It is on the banks of the Fitzroy River just off the Great Northern Highway opposite the Willare Roadhouse.[2]

Native title[edit]

The community is an area where exclusive native title rights and interests has been determined by the Federal Court to exist: Watson on behalf of the Nyikina Mangala People v State of Western Australia (No 6).[3]


The community is managed through its incorporated body, Yurmulun Aboriginal Corporation[4] (formally Pandanus Park (Aboriginal Corporation)), incorporated under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 on 5 August 1987.

In 2011 the community was the 13th in Western Australia to be declared to be alcohol free. The restrictions made it illegal to sell, supply or bring alcohol into the community.[5]

Town planning[edit]

Pandanus Park Layout Plan No.1 has been prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy 3.2 Aboriginal Settlements. Layout Plan No. was endorsed by. The Layout Plan map-set and background report can be viewed at Planning Western Australia's website.[6]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Pandanus Park (ILOC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Pandanus Park". Winun Ngari Aboriginal Corporation. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  3. ^ Watson on behalf of the Nyikina Mangala People v State of Western Australia (No 6) [2014] FCA 545 (29 May 2014), Federal Court (Australia).
  4. ^ Madelaine Dickie (18 July 2014). "Aboriginal leaders call for moratorium on fracking". Ambooriny Burru Foundation. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Pandanus Park declared grog-free". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Layout plans". Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage. 20 February 2020. Retrieved 10 February 2021.

External links[edit]

17°44′17″S 123°39′36″E / 17.738°S 123.66°E / -17.738; 123.66