Shire of East Pilbara logoJigalong is a small remote Aboriginal community within the Pilbara region of WA. It is located on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, around 1,250km north-east of Perth and 520km south-east of Port Hedland.

The community has become well known in recent years thanks to a feature film made about its rabbit-proof fence!

The area is home to the Martu people, whose population fluctuates between 100 and 500 depending on the time of year and activities in the community.


Jigalong Swimming Pool Calendar of Events

Jul-Sep 2021



  • Bronze Medallion course
  • Adult lap swimming

Oct-Dec 2021


  • Water Safety Talks at local schools
  • Swim for Fruit Term 4 commences
  • Holiday activity at the pool


  • Term 4 swimming lessons


  • Swimming lessons continue
  • Community Christmas BBQ Pool Party with lifesaving activities

Jan-Mar 2022


  • Holidays Movie Night


  • Bronze Medallion course
  • Swim for Fruit Term 1 commences
  • Talent Pool: Term 1 Extended Bronze Medallion course
  • Talent Pool: Provide First Aid course (week 8)


  • School Swimming & Lifesaving Carnival
  • Term 1 swimming lessons

Apr-Jun 2022


  • End of Season Pool Party with lifesaving events


Swim and survive logoJigalong Swimming Pool

Jigalong Swimming Pool is a Royal Life Saving WA Endorsed Swim School, offering the best in aquatic education. Programs offered include Swim and Survive and Bronze Rescue.

Learn more at the link below.

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Aboriginal children at Jigalong playing by the water of the pool


BHP principle community partner logo

Principal Community Partner BHP has been supporting Royal Life Saving WA programs in several regional and remote communities across WA since 2003.

These programs aim to ensure that all Western Australians have the awareness, skills and knowledge required to participate in a range of aquatic activities.

Learn more about this successful partnership at the link below.

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