We hope you enjoy your visit – and we ask you to respect our culture
Dambimangari country – the homeland of Dambimangari Traditional Owners for more than 56,000 years – is a remote and spectacular place. Rich in natural and cultural values, the rugged coastal region is included on Australia’s National Heritage list.
Map of Dambimangari Native Title lands
As Dambimangari Traditional Owners, we welcome visitors to our country, but we ask everyone to follow the straightforward rules and our Code of Conduct outlined on this website. These legally enforceable rules and processes have been designed to ensure that visitors are safe and respectful to our culture and environment.
Some areas of Dambimangari country are Aboriginal Reserves requiring visitors to also obtain a Transit Permit. Applications for transit permits are free.
Visits to the Yampi Sound Training Area are not permitted without prior approval. Access is strictly controlled and generally restricted to military personnel, environmental science teams and Traditional Owners. Applications are assessed by the Department of Defence and are rarely approved for general visitation – Yampi Sound Training Area access request form.
Requirements for a visit
Links and documents
Anywhere on Kunmunya or Wotjulum Aboriginal Reserves
Requires a permit issued by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (which will refer the application to Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation)
Sites which have been removed from the Visitor Location Schedule are now off limits to ensure their environmental or cultural protection.
Questions regarding visiting the marine park should be directed to:
West Kimberley District
Parks and Wildlife Service
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
PO Box 65, Broome WA 6725
Phone: (08) 9195 5500
Visits to the Yampi Sound Training Area are not permitted without prior approval from the Department of Defence and Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation. Access is strictly controlled and generally restricted to military personnel, environmental science teams and Traditional Owners