Town of Port Hedland logoYandeyarra is a small Aboriginal community in the Pilbara region, approximately 140km south-east of Port Hedland. It was one of the first remote WA communities to receive a pool as part of Royal Life Saving WA’s Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pool program.

Situated within the Town of Port Hedland, Yandeyarra is also referred to as Mugarinya Community and was originally a pastoral station. The area has a population of around 400 people. The community lies on the bank of the Yule River, which regularly floods during the wet season.



Yandeyarra Remote Pool Calendar of Events

Jul-Sep 2021

JUL-AUG: Pool Closed


  • Bronze Medallion course
  • Heart Beat Club/Keep Watch session
  • Open Day BBQ & Pool Activities

Oct-Dec 2021


  • Water Safety Talks at school
  • Swim for Fruit Term 4 commences
  • Aquatic sport (school PE)
  • Infant Aquatics (Mums and Bubs) - 4 week program
  • Adult lap swimming


  • Term 4 swimming lessons
  • November 11th - Spirit Carnival (Port Hedland)
  • Aquatic sport (school PE)
  • Adult lap swimming


  • CPR and Bronze Medallion activities
  • Community Christmas BBQ Pool Party with lifesaving activities

Jan-Jun 2022


  • Holidays Movie Night
  • Swim and Survive holiday program and/or Bronze (higher awards)


  • Bronze Medallion course
  • Swim for Fruit Term 1 commences
  • Infant Aquatics (Mums and Bubs) - 4 week program
  • Talent Pool - CPR week at school
  • Adult lap swimming


  • Swimming Lessons Term 1
  • Adult Lap Swimming


  • End of season pool party with lifesaving events

MAY-JUNE: Pool Closed


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Yandeyarra Swimming Pool

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

Learn more at the link below.

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Yandeyarra children at the 2021 Pilbara Spirit Carnival


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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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