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Division Profile

  • Division name: Durack
  • State: Western Australia
  • Name derivation: Named after the Durack family of Western Australia, who were pioneers and developers of the Kimberley region.
  • Size & Location description: Durack covers an area of approx. 1 587 758 sq km from Kununurra in the north to Geraldton in the south. The main locations include the City of Geraldton and the towns of Broome, Carnarvon, Dampier, Derby, Exmouth, Kalbarri, Karratha, Newman, Port Hedland, Wiluna and Wyndham.
  • Products/industries of the area: Mainly arid land which is rich in mineral and ore deposits. Cattle and sheep are also grazed in some areas. Fishing, tropical fruits and vegetables are also important industries.
  • First proclaimed/election: 2008/2010
  • Demographic rating Rural