What is this Region?

The Kimberley region represents one sixth of Western Australia’s land mass. It is remote and sparsely populated, with an estimated 36,000 residents in 2018. Approximately half of the population comprises of Aboriginal people who live across the region’s four Local Government Areas and over 150 Aboriginal Communities.

The natural landscape varies between broad Savannah grasslands, rugged ranges, long golden beaches and spectacular tropical gorge country. Much of the flora and fauna is unique to the region and unidentified species continue to be discovered.

The Kimberley is characterised by its distinct wet and dry seasons. During the wet season from October to March, tropical rains, high humidity and intermittent cyclones produce some of the highest rainfalls seen in Australia and provide annual mobility and access challenges for the people and businesses. The dry season, a cooler and substantially less humid time of year, between April and September, is a time of peak activity for the region’s communities and industry; agriculture (including the pastoral sector), tourism and associated retail.

The Kimberley region includes the local government authorities of: Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, Halls Creek and Wyndham-East Kimberley.

What are we looking for?

Key industries include:

  • Agriculture
  • Aquaculture – pearling and cage farming of barramundi

Studium has partnered with the Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development (DPIRD) to provide employment opportunities in the agriculture and food space to candidates and jobseekers during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Are you an unskilled worker, a skilled worker or a student?

Unskilled – You don’t possess any formal qualifications related to agriculture, horticulture or fisheries. You are qualified for employment in roles such as fruit/vegetable picker, deck hand, cleaner, farm hand/worker and more. It is strongly encouraged you complete some training in Occupational Health and Safety in order to prepare for work in a manual environment.

Skilled – You possess formal qualifications related to agriculture, horticulture or fisheries such as a forklift ticket, a truck license, experience driving agricultural machinery or a certificate/degree in a related field. You are qualified for employment in roles such as machinery operator, truck driver, stockperson, farm hand/worker and more.

Students – You are currently studying or just finished your degree. You might be a skilled or an unskilled worker when it comes to agriculture, horticulture or fisheries, but sign up as a student regardless!

​​Want to find work during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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To stand out, make sure to include proof of your qualifications and experience! Or if you don’t have formal qualifications in these industries, make sure to include any details about your education and past work experience.


We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a critical number of shortages in Western Australia’s primary industries including agriculture, horticulture and fisheries.

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Related Information

About the Kimberley:

For more information on the Kimberley region visit https://kdc.wa.gov.au/.

Want to know what it would be like to live in the Kimberley? Watch the video below.