Visit Roebourne with its lovingly restored heritage buildings that provide a window to the early days of settlement in Western Australia's far North West.

The Withnell family were the first European settlers to arrive in the area, settling at the foot of Mount Welcome in April 1864. The town of Roebourne was gazetted at this location in 1866, the first town to be established in the North West. Roebourne was named for the first Western Australian Surveyor General, John Septimus Roe. 

Discoveries of gold, copper and tin in the region and the development of the pearling industry at the nearby port town of Cossack contributed to Roebourne's importance and prosperity. The restored heritage stone buildings date to this period and include some designed by renowned Public Works Department Architect George Temple Poole. Of note is the octagonal shape gaol, which now houses a historical museum

Ganalili Centre - Visitor Centre

Monday 9:00 - 5:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 5:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 5:00
Thursday 9:00 - 5:00
Friday 9:00 - 5:00
Saturday 9:00 - 5:00
​Sunday 9:00 - 5:00