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

  • Tyronne Garstone

    Jawun General Manager, Regions

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    Tyronne Garstone commenced with Jawun as General Manager Regions on 26 October 2020.

    Tyronne brings a wealth of experience in the Indigenous sector and his knowledge of remote communities and their priorities is invaluable to Jawun.

    Born in Broome, Tyronne is a Bardi Man who has spent the majority of his working life within the Indigenous sector. Tyronne worked for several years as the Chief Executive Officer for Kullarri Regional Community Development Employment Project before taking up a role as the Community Engagement Officer for Pluton Resources.

    Most recently, Tyronne was the Deputy CEO at the Kimberley Land Council.  He has acquired strong local relationships throughout the Kimberley during his years residing and working in the region and has sat on numerous committees at all tiers of government.

    With a background in Indigenous training, employment solutions, social and economic development, Tyronne is keen on brokering opportunities that will deliver sustainable outcomes for the next generation.

    To contact Tyronne, please email: tgarstone@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.