Fitzroy Crossing - WA



DEG: -18.197769 125.56736
DMS: 18º 11' 51.97" S 125º 34' 2.5" E
UTM: 51 K 7986033mN 771557mE
Altitude: 117.61m


Place Type

Population - Town


850.48kms SouthWest of Darwin - Driving 1475 km (16 hours 24 mins)

Address & Contact

1-9 Forrest Rd
Fitzroy Crossing WA 6765
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Fitzroy Crossing. Is a small town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, 400 km east of Broome and 300 km west of Halls Creek. It is approximately 2524 km from the state capital of Perth.

The town was gazetted in 1975, but had been shown on maps as early as 1903. It is 114 m above sea level and is surrounded by the vast floodplains of the Fitzroy River. The current population in 2006 of the Fitzroy Crossing area is approximately 1500 people, about 60% of whom are Indigenous Australians. Cattle stations are the main economic occupation.

Fitzroy Crossing was a creation of necessity; early settlers to the Kimberley needed a place to ford the mighty Fitzroy River. The old crossing was the shortest and safest route. Focus shifted from the original townsite of Fitzroy Crossing when a modern stilted bridge was built downstream in 1974. The bridge remains above flood water if the level is below 12 metres.
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Fitzroy Crossing at 17/11:30am WST
Distance from Fitzroy Crossing 1.91km N
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Closest Climatic Station

Fitzroy Crossing Aero
Distance from Fitzroy Crossing 1.91km N
Mean Max. °C37.736.536.436.533.030.130.733.337.239.840.739.1
Mean Min. °C25.224.723.920.715.612.512.113.718.722.825.425.7
Mean Rain mm165.9173.8127.833.311.

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