The West Kimberley is well served for the transport of people and goods. All highways to Derby and Fitzroy Crossing are sealed. Roads may occasionally be affected by flooding in the wet season (November to March).

Greyhound Bus Service
Coaches arrive and depart daily from Broome to Darwin. They also carry freight and charges are determined by weight and measurement, with an approximate load limit of 20kg. The
Derby Visitor Centre is the agent for both passenger and freight bookings.

Derby Bus Service
Run a Regular service Derby to Broome and return, Departing Derby Monday 5am Wednesday & Fridays 6am Departing Broome, Monday & Wednesdays 12:30pm, Fridays 2:30pm
The Derby Visitor Centre is the agent for passenger bookings.

Road Transport
There is no shortage of road freight services to Perth and Darwin. Refer to the ‘Transport Carrier’ section of this directory.

Hire Cars
A variety of vehicles are available for hire. Refer to ‘Car Rental’ section in the Business Listing.

Derby Export Facility
Derby was closed as a port in 1984 but with combined community effort, it was re-opened as an Export Facility in 1997. The ongoing objective of the Shire is to facilitate trade and to maximise the competitive advantage available to customers using the Port of Derby. If anyone is interested in utilising the Port of Derby and the wharf facility, they
should contact the Shire’s Manager, Port Services.


As the terminus of the first airmail service in Australia (December 1921), Derby has a long association with aviation. In 1922 the Derby Airport opened. This housed light aircraft and
met the demands of aviation for the next 68 years.
• In 1989, civil operations were shifted to the Curtin Domestic Civil Terminal adjacent the Curtin RAAF Base. Light aircraft continued to utilise Derby Airport.
• All civil air operations were relocated back to Derby Airport in 1995.
• Light aircraft charter operators continue to utilise Derby Airport.
The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley manages Derby, Curtin Domestic and Fitzroy Crossing airports.
Derby Airport is also the departure point for scenic flights and float planes scenic flights.

Late in 2005, the runway of the Fitzroy Crossing Airport was resealed. Skippers Aviation provides a passenger service to and from Broome three days per week.
For bookings, contact Skippers Aviation at

Aeroplane and helicopter charter are available in Derby and Fitzroy Crossing. Refer to the Air Services section of this directory.
Information current at time of publication