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Western Australia
Population 365 (2016 census)
Time zone AWST (UTC+8)
  • 1,870 km (1,162 mi) N of Perth
  • 114 km (71 mi) NW of Derby
  • 189 km (117 mi) NE of Broome
LGA(s) Shire of Broome
State electorate(s) Kimberley
Federal Division(s) Durack

Ardyaloon or One Arm Point, also known as Bardi, is an Aboriginal Australian community town on the Dampier Peninsula, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It is located 2,446 km (1,520 mi) north of Perth and the closest populated town is Derby. At the 2016 census, Bardi had a population of 365.

The Bardi Ardyaloon hatchery has successfully produced trochus shell at One Arm Point for a number of years, including reseeding the reef surrounding the area.

The area is home to the Bardi people.

According to the local Indigenous people, the name "One Arm Point" originated from the tale of an unfortunate pearler who had an accident with dynamite while attempting to catch fish using explosives in the bay.

Native title

The community is located within the Bardi Jawi native title determination area, determined by the Federal Court of Australia on 30 November 2005. (Federal Court file nos. WAD49/1998, WAD6001/2004) The community is managed through its incorporated body, Ardyaloon Incorporated, registered under the Associations Incorporations Act 1987 and the Aboriginal Communities Act 1979.

The Town Planning follows the Ardyaloon Community Layout Plan No.2 has been prepared in accordance with State Planning Strategy 3.2 Aboriginal Settlements. Layout Plan No.2 was endorsed by the community on 15 September 2004 and the WAPC on 15 February 2005. The Layout Plan map-set and background report can be viewed at the Department of Planning web site.

Town planning

Ardyaloon Layout Plan No.2 was prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy 3.2 and was endorsed by the community in 2004 and the WAPC in 2005.

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