Kununurra


About Kununurra

The townsite of Kununurra is located in the Kimberley region in the extreme northeast of the state, 3214 kilometres from Perth. When the Ord River Irrigation scheme was being planned in the 1950s a townsite was included in the proposed development. Amongst other submissions of Aboriginal names put forward for the new townsite being created in the vicinity of the Ord River Dam was "Cununurra", said to mean "black soil" and to be the Aboriginal name for the Ord River according to Mary Durack. A Mr. Lewis of the Public Works Department reported that a soil survey undertaken in 1954 had disclosed that 99 per cent of the land to be irrigated from the dam was composed of "cununurra clay". This name was not favoured by the Postmaster-General's Department because of its similarity to place names in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. However, to compromise, that department suggested adopting the spelling, "Kununurra", this version being approved in March 1960. The townsite was gazetted in 1961.


Kununurra quick stats

  • Postcode

    6743

  • Population

    5,308

  • Local government

    Wyndham-East Kimberley

4.4%
Sales growth
$430K
* Median sales price
-15.0%
Rental growth
$510pw
* Median rental price

Suburb prices

Median price data last updated 1 March 2024 containing transactions for the 12 month period ending February 2024 Sales data is annual up to the latest completed month. Rental data is year-on-year 3-month rolling up to the latest completed month. Data in this graph is revised as more transactions are settled.
Source: Landgate/REIWA

Buy

$430,000

  • 2BR

    $415K

  • 3BR

    $400K

  • 4BR

    $589K

Rent

$510pw

  • 2BR

    $520pw

  • 3BR

    $500pw

  • 4BR

    $650pw

Median price data last updated 1 March 2024 containing transactions for the 12 month period ending February 2024 Sales data is annual up to the latest completed month. Rental data is year-on-year 3-month rolling up to the latest completed month. Data in this graph is revised as more transactions are settled.
Source: Landgate/REIWA


Upper and lower quartiles

Upper quartile

$584K

Median

$430K

Lower quartile

$370K

Time on market

House

Days

80

Kununurra
Kimberley

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Schools

0.6km
East Kimberley College
  • Combined
  • Government
0.8km
St Joseph's School
  • Primary
  • Non-government
6km
Alta-1 Kimberley College
  • Secondary
  • Non-government
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