West Kimberley

Working with the Community


A secondee’s story in the West Kimberley, 2015. Video by Qantas.

Key partner organisations in the region include the following:

  • Aarnja
  • KLC – Kimberley Land Council
  • KRED Enterprises
  • Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre
  • Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation
  • Nyamba Buru Yawuru

Communities supported include Ardyaloon, Beagle Bay, Fitzroy Crossing, and Lombadina.

Regional Contacts

  • Shane Webster

    Jawun CEO

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    Shane has played a key role in driving initiatives designed to empower Indigenous Australia to shape their future by choice, not chance. This has included contributions to significant legislative and policy reforms such as the South Australian Constitutional amendment to recognise Aboriginal custodianship of lands and waters and the introduction of SA’s first Aboriginal Business Procurement policy.

    Shane was also a founding member of the Law Society SA, Indigenous Law Student Mentoring Program and in 2018 joined the Don Dunstan Foundation Committee of Management. In 2019 Shane became an Atlantic Senior Fellow for Social Equity and is helping to shape the Indigenous led response to the 4th industrial revolution and the new economy.

    Shane has Torres Strait Islander, Singaporean and Kiwi ancestry and in 2019 was appointed General Manager – Regions at Jawun.

    To contact Shane, please email: swebster@jawun.org.au

  • Pepita Wilson

    Regional Director, West Kimberley

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    Pepita Wilson is a Nyul- Nyul, Kija and Miriuwong Gajerrong woman of the Kimberley region and grew up in Beagle Bay. Pepita has worked with North Regional Tafe for nearly 10 years in the Aboriginal Training service space. She has worked with trainees and apprentices, community organisations, and service providers to support community and economic development for the West Kimberley. More recently as the Employment and Training coordinator for the Jobs and Skills centre Pepita has actively supported Aboriginal workforce development for the local area. She worked with the employment sector and industry to support Aboriginal people, people with disability, and young people transitioning from high school to gain employment and/or training.

    Pepita is a highly motivated person that is driven to be involved with the progress of self-determination for Aboriginal people and is keen to be part of breaking down disadvantages and barriers

Case Studies

Case studies show how Jawun secondees have achieved real results. If you are interested to learn more about Jawun's work in this region, click on the case studies below.