We hope you enjoy your visit – and we ask you to respect our culture
One of the most celebrated and respected Dambimangari Elders, artist Donny Woolagoodja welcoming visitors to Dambimangari country.
Photographs in this section courtesy Pamela Jennings, PMJ Tourism Solutions.
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. As Dambimangari Traditional Owners, we welcome visitors to our country, but we ask everyone to follow the straightforward rules and a 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.
What to do
- Traditional Owners will only approve site visits identified in the Visitor Location Schedule. You must apply for a Dambimangari Visitor Pass to visit Dambimangari country.
- Some areas of Dambimangari country are Aboriginal Reserves. Before visiting Aboriginal Reserves you must first apply for a Dambimangari Visitor Pass for your application to be considered. Applications for transit permits are free.
- We request that you observe the Visiting Dambimangari Country Code of Conduct.
- 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.
Planning your visit
|The site||Requirements for a visit||Links and documents|
|Anywhere on Kunmunya or Wotjalum Aboriginal Reserves||Requires a permit issued by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs (which will refer the application to Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation)||Visiting Aboriginal Reserves (Kunmunya or Wotjalum)|
|Visitor Location Schedule (approved places to visit)||Sites where visitors are welcome to visit once they have obtained a Dambimangari Visitor Pass. Visitors are expected to observe the visiting Dambimangari Country Code of Conduct|
|Sites not on Visitor Location Schedule||Sites which have been removed from the Visitor Location Schedule are now off limits to ensure their environmental or cultural protection. Please contact DAC office if you need more information or wish to lodge a special arrangement request.||Special arrangement forms|
|National Parks or Marine Parks||Contact the Department of Parks and Wildlife for more information.||https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/prince-regent
|Yampi Sound Training Area||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||Yampi Sound Training Area access request form|
Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation encourages all visitors to utilise the services of a Traditional Owner guide when visiting Dambimangari country. It is a requirement to have an accredited Traditional Owner tourism guide to visit some sites on Dambimangari country as outlined in the Visitor Location Schedule. Presently, guiding services are available from Dambimangari Traditional Tours, with more Traditional Owner tourism business expected to be established in the future.
There are two current Traditional Owner operated accredited tour companies on Dambimangari country:
Please contact these companies directly to organise your once in a lifetime tour of Dambimangari country.
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For more information
- Visiting Aboriginal Reserves (Kunmunya or Wotjalum)
- Visitor Location Schedule (places to visit)
- Access sites not included on the Visitor Location Schedule
- Code of conduct