Our Town

Paraburdoo is a close-knit community that houses many of the workers from the local Rio Tinto Iron Ore mine. Paraburdoo gets its name from the Indigenous word Pirupardu (‘meat feathers’) in relation to the flocks of white corellas that call the region home.

As a mining town, Paraburdoo offers a range of local amenities. It is renowned for its friendliness and natural beauty, with more and more families choosing to settle in the area over the years.

With the stunning Hamersley Range within a short drive, rugged beauty is everywhere. Radio Hill Lookout also offers panoramic views across the town, which can be accessed from Camp Road. Another popular destination is Kelly’s Pool, just 8km out of town and ideal for waterside picnics.

Living in Paraburdoo

Paraburdoo offers plenty of opportunities to connect with local residents through social, sporting and community groups.

With six lanes and a dedicated baby pool, Quentin Broad Swimming Pool provides relaxing enjoyment for all ages.  

Pannawonica Library offers a large collection of adult and junior fiction, DVDs, magazines and more.

Peter Sutherland Oval and Judy Woodvine Oval are both available for hire for use by sporting groups of all types.