Our Shire

CRCs work closely with their Local Government and relationships with the local Shire are especially important.

To find out more about the Shire of Derby / West Kimberley, visit their website http://www.sdwk.wa.gov.au/

Yakanarra is a remote indigenous community set on a one-square mile excision on Gogo Station.  It was established in 1988 and has grown from a population of two, to a now flourishing community of 150 indigenous men, women and children.  The primary purpose of the Community is to allow indigenous people to practice traditional cultural activities, with a secondary purpose of providing people with a safe and healthy place to live away from town.


The closest town to Yakanarra Community is Fitzroy Crossing, which is located approximately 140 kilometres away.  During the wet season, the roads are often closed and the only way in or out is by plane.  Broome, a distance of close to 600 kilometres from Yakanarra, is the nearest metropolis.

The Telecentre was established early 2005 and provides a number of different activities for community members, as well as visitors to the Community.  It runs the After School Program/Homework Centre, Chill Out Sessions for Adults and provides a range of services not otherwise available on a remote community.