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Kalumburu is a very remote community situated on the banks of the King Edward River in the Wyndham-East Kimberley Shire of Western Australia (WA). It is 279km north-west of the major town of Kununurra, and 615km north-east of the regional centre of Broome (886km by road). The community can be cut off by road for several months during wet season

This report outlines the initial findings from a 2022 visit, and highlights the current access to and use of media, telecommunications and online services, as well as the digital inclusion and service delivery challenges in Kalumburu.

This report is intended to assist local and regional agencies, including KAC, Kimberley Land Council, Wyndham-East Kimberley Shire, and the WA Government, to better understand the key barriers to digital inclusion in Kalumburu and community aspirations for the future. It is designed to provide a basis for a local digital inclusion plan. This report may assist in identifying infrastructure and program needs to enable a targeted approach for advocacy with government and industry stakeholders. This report will be updated following research visits in 2023 and 2024.

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