This years major fishing competition will be held over the weekend of 10/11/12th April - based from the Karumba Lodge Hotel with the weigh in location being the main town boat ramp.

Major Raffle commencing February 2015 of a dinghy, motor, trailer package - prizes and sponsorships exceeding $25,000 in value.

Seniors - 16yrs+ with Juniors being 6 to 15yrs inclusive and special categories for 0 - 5yr olds.  Nominations - Adults $15 each - Juniors $7 each and 0-5yr olds $3 each.

Nominations on Friday 10th April at Karumba Lodge Hotel from 11am to 8pm and again on Saturday morning at the weigh in location from 7am to 11am close off.

Categories include Catch and Release Barramundi - King Salmon, Blue Salmon, Grunter, Bream, Queen and Mystery Weights - Heaviest Open Scale other species - nomination prizes and more... 

ALL PROCEEDS to be shared with Karumba Community projects and not for profit groups including Gulf Barramundi Restocking Association. 

Lots of fun and activities for all the family over the weekend - some and enjoy an adventure in the Gulf these Easter school holidays. 

Email:  gulfbarrarestocking@gmail.com

Phone:  0747459 751 (Yvonne)

More details to come soon..... 

Latest News

Karumba local, Ian Quinn has recently won his second Golden Guitar award at the 2015 Australian Country Music Awards in Tamworth.  The Golden Guitar was awarded for songwriter Bush Ballad of the Year with a song called 'Bloodwood and Clover' and performed by Dean Perrett.  This is Ian's second Golden Guitar, awarded previously in 2008 and he has also become part of the Country Music Hands of Fame in recognition of his contribution and talents.  Congratulations to Ian or 'Quinny' as he is known. 

New Weather Station for Karumba               

Just use this link to get information on Karumba weather - thanks to Carpentaria Shire Council -


The Gulf's own Morning Glory spectacular - for more information click below:- 

 Morning Glory article October 2014

 Photo of small morning glory cloud formations at Karumba October 8th - just on sunrise


KARUMBA SIGNAGE - new signage has been installed in and around Karumba telling some of the stories from the first inhabitants, to exploration, pioneers, environment, economy and community.  29 sign frames are in place with 26 already completed with storyboards.  More are under development.      


   Great to see so many enjoying walking, jogging, cycling and generally getting out along the track which is some 3-4 km from Karumba town to Karumba Point.

Many long term residents, businesses and really the whole local community has worked long and hard to see this project realised - some 15years of planning, lobbying, seeking funding and working towards this end result.  So now we will all be strongly encouraging and promoting for people to keep in mind the track travels through sensitive environmental areas so everyone needs to be responsible, take care of and look after this wonderful new community asset so all can enjoy it.




This is our wonderful local paper - loads of  news and information plus all the events and activities coming up in the area - it comes out bi-monthly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. For sending in news and items just email on gulf.chronicle@bigpond.com

The Chronicle also runs a Goose Club every Friday night at Karumba Lodge Hotel - great prizes and all funds support the Gulf Chronicle paper.



KARUMBA MARKETS - every Sunday from 7am to midday at the Sunset Tavern


Welcome to the Karumba community website - an initiative of the Karumba Progress Association.      


Sunrise over the Norman River - just near Karumba  

The Karumba Progress Association is a not for profit incorporated body representing the residents of the Karumba area.  This includes community, business, services and the organisation strives to work closely with the Carpentaria Shire Council, Gulf Savannah Development Organisation and other key bodies in the local and regional area.

Karumba on the Norman River - wet season

Throughout the year the Association stages events, supports initiatives, projects and activities in the community and works to address and respond to issues and opportunities as they arise. 

The site is for all the community and aims to share news, promote events, provide a directory of local businesses, services and organisations and anything else the community would like to see on the site.   

In developing the site it is also hoped we can provide some useful information for those thinking of coming to Karumba or wanting to find out more if they have been before. 

  2013/14  KPA Executive. 

President - Bill Rutherford

Vice President - Bernadette Nolan 

Secretary - Deb Beck

Treasurer - Kyra Hill 


For information on where things are - try this link:-

Karumba Town Brochure & Map

NOTE - The Karumba Town Brochure and Map is currently being reviewed with opportunities for listings in the new version - if you would like to change your listing, add a listing as well as if you are involved with Karumba not for profit groups which can have a free listing and include key community events  - please contact Yvonne on 0747 459751 to organize today - cut off is 30th May - 5pm 

We have lots of people interested in Karumba's interesting tides - for most of the time - only 1 tide a day - if you are interested in finding out why then try this link:-

A Question of Tides

Carpentaria Shire Council - click here for a link to the Carpentaria Shire Council website


Other links of interest

Gulf Savannah Development

Savannah Way Ltd

Northern Gulf Resource Management Group

Tropical Savannahs CRC

There's alwasy a lot happening -  Lots of other events and activities are happening in the area throughout the year

Check out the EVENTS page




 The Gulf Barramundi Restocking Association is a not for profit group originally established through the commercial fishing industry - to ensure future fish stocks and sustainability for industry and recreational fishing into the future.  Today the restocking group has recently undergone significant changes and Carpentaria Shire Council now operate the hatchery and the Barramundi Discovery Centre.  The restocking group will provide volunteer input and support for future hatchery and restocking activities to support fish stocks across the region.  For any other information it is suggested to contact Carpentaria Shire Council. 

        The GBRA runs seafood raffle trays every Friday night at the Sunset Tavern to raise funds to support restocking in the Norman, Albert and Nicholson Rivers systems.     



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