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. 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.
What to do
Traditional Owners will only approve site visits identified in the Visitor Location Schedule. You must apply for a Dambimangari Visitors Pass to visit Dambimangari country.
Some areas of Dambimangari country are Aboriginal Reserves requiring visitors to also obtain a Transit Permit. Before visiting Aboriginal Reserves you must first apply for a Dambimangari Visitors Pass for your application to be considered. 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.
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
Planning your visit
Requirements for a visit
Links and documents
Anywhere on Kunmunya or Wotjulum Aboriginal Reserves
Requires a permit issued by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs (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. Please contact DAC office if you need more information or wish to lodge a special arrangement request.
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
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, approved Traditional Owner guiding services are available from two privately owned and operated companies, with more expected to be established in the future.
There are two current Traditional Owner operated accredited tour companies on Dambimangari country: