Derby Wharf

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The wharf is a popular place from which to view the stunning sunsets over King Sound or to fish for catfish, shark, golden grunter, northwest salmon and mud crabs on the incoming tides.

The ongoing objective of the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley is to facilitate trade and to maximise the competitive advantage available to potential exporters or customers using the facility.

To make a booking at Derby Wharf / Ramp

It is essential to make a booking via email if you require to book a berth at Derby wharf/ramp.

Please send your booking information to

Please include in your booking,

  1. The name of the vessel and size of vessel.
  2. Contact person who is making the booking.
  3. Date and time of arrival and expected time required to remain alongside.
  4. What activities shall be taking place at the wharf/ramp i.e Food / Water / Fuel shall be loaded or unloaded.

Please bear in mind that bookings are only able to be taken during Shire of Derby/West Kimberley regular hours of business Monday - Friday or the next business day after a public holiday.

All bookings must be made a minimum 24 hours prior to arrival at the Derby wharf/ramp and all vessels are on a “first booked first served basis”.

Any cancellation shall give 2 hours minimum notice prior to vessel arrival otherwise the booking shall be charged for a minimum of two hours.

Download a complete listing of fees and charges for Shire services and facilities.

For more information please contact us on 08 9191 0999.

Tidal Information

Utilisation of the wharf and launching of boats is dependent on the prevailing tidal movements where the range experienced at the Derby Wharf is very large. This requires a clear understanding by users as to whether it is appropriate to undertake activities at any particular time.  Please visit the Western Australia Department of Transport tidal information page.