Halls Creek lies on the edge of the Great Sandy and Tanami Desert and offers a genuine insight into the Kimberley outback.

The town is located in the heart of the Kimberley, 3000km north-east from Perth, 350km south of Kununurra and 556km east of Derby.

The Kimberley wilderness is defined by rugged ranges, dramatic gorges, semi-arid savanna and a pristine but isolated coastline.

Health services

The Halls Creek District Hospital is a modern well equipped, public hospital providing hospital, outpatients and emergency services for the Halls Creek Community managed by WA Country Health Service.

 Halls Creek Hospital has 8 acute beds, plus 4 boarder beds and 1 palliative care bed. The hospital provides GP outpatients, acute and residential beds, as well as telehealth and 24-hour Emergency Department services. The hospital is also equipped with a dental surgery and medical imaging facilities.

Medical staff from the hospital provides visiting services weekly to the communities of Balgo, Yiyilli and Mulan.

Established in 1987, Yura Yungi is an Aboriginal community-controlled health service that provides holistic, culturally appropriate curative services with integrated preventative programs to the Halls Creek and outlying Ringer’s Soak community.

Yura Yungi offers a clinic service with preventative and public health programs including maternal and child health, women’s health, chronic disease and sexual health. Yura Yungi is also supported by the Kimberly Aboriginal Medical Service.

The nearest regional hospitals are Kununurra (380km) and Broome (700km). 

Visiting specialists

Halls Creeks receives visiting gynaecological and paediatric services. Other services include:

  • Kimberley Population Health Unit (KPHU) 
  • Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service 
  • Kimberley Aged and Community Services (KACS)
  • ACAT (Aged Care Assessment Team)
  • HACC (Home and Community Care).

Housing

Housing and relocation assistance is available along with an annual subsidy to provide support for travel outside of the region.

Education

Halls Creek is services by  Halls Creek District High School and Warlawurru Catholic Primary School providing education from kindergarten to year 12.

Childcare

Families living in Halls Creek have access to childcare at the Little Nuggets Early Learning Centers Inc. The Child and Parent Centre – Halls Creek offers parenting support groups, community health nutrition classes, KindiLink playgroup and medical support staff to provide medical advice.

Recreation and activities

There is an abundance of attractions and activities to do and see in the area. For those that like the outdoors you can swim in local water holes and lakes, go fishing, camping, rock climbing, hiking or canoeing. The jewel of the region is Purnululu National Park in the East Kimberley, around 100km from Halls Creek and home to the incredible Bungle Bungle ranges.

Halls Creek is a hub for internationally renowned Indigenous art and artists. There are five art centres and galleries which display and sell artwork. Communities and out stations such as Balgo (Wirrimanu) and the Yiyili Community have Aboriginal Art Centers displaying Aboriginal art work.

The Mulan Community has a salt water lake known for bird-watching. 150kms from Halls Creek sits the Wolf Creek Meteorite Crater - the second largest crater in the world -which formed when a giant meteorite crashed into the earth 300,000 years ago.

Public playgrounds are available for children in town and a wide range of sporting activities run year-round. The Halls Creek Aquatic Centre has a 25m eight lane pool, a children's pool, a gymnasium, covered basketball courts, meeting and activity rooms.