Health facilities

Located on the corners of Durlacher Street and Hughes Street is a Silver Chain medical post. Nurses offer medical services to the community Monday - Friday between 9 am - 4pm (closed from 12.30pm-1.30pm). Doctors fly in from Carnarvon to Denham twice a week however bookings are essential and must be made by contacting Silverchain on 08 9948 1400.

At times Child Health Nurses, Optometrists, Physiotherapists, female Doctors and other specialist will visit this facility. These visits will be advertised amongst the community and bookings are always a must.

A Pharmacist is located in Denham at the local Newsagency.

A locally run volunteer St John's Ambulance branch is located in Denham which is called upon in the event of an emergency. This service quite often transports patients to the Silverchain facility or to the Monkey Mia Airport for emergency situations where the Royal Flying Doctors are called upon to transport patients to hospitals.


Denham Town Hall

Located on the corners of Durlacher Street and Hughes Street. Bookings can be made at the Shire of Shark Bay on 08 9948 1218.


Recreation Facilities

An indoor Sports and Recreation Centre, grass bowling green, football and cricket oval, outdoor tennis, netball, basketball and volleyball courts as well as a skate park are provided at the town oval located on Francis Road in Denham. The local community gym, located at the Sports and Recreation Centre is accessible 24 hours a day, by a card provided with membership at the Shire of Shark Bay.

For more information and enquiries, please contact:

Sports and Recreation Centre activities - Shark Bay Community Resource Centre on 08 9948 1787

Gym - Shire of Shark Bay, 08 9948 1218

Lawn Bowls - Shark Bay Bowling, Sport and Recreation Club Inc, 08 9948 1353



Regional Express airlines (Rex) is the current aviation service provider to Shark Bay from the 2nd July 2018 and will be flying in and out of the Denham/Monkey Mia airport 6 days a week (except Saturday).The airstrip is located approximately 10kms from the town site of Denham on the Monkey Mia Road.

***Transport from the Airport is required and can be made by contacting Shark Bay Coaches.


A fuel service station is located in the town of Denham at the Shark Bay Fuel, Fishing & Camping Centre. Fuel is also available for purchase from the local IGA X-Press Supermarket and at the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort.


Rubbish Tip

Located approximately 5kms east of the town site of Denham on the Overlander-Denham Road. Disposal fees apply. Rubbish bins are emptied twice a week on Tuesday and Friday mornings. There is currently recycling of household items which you can take to the Shire Depot and sort into the correct bins. These recycling bins are located at Shire of Shark Bay - Depot 105 Dampier Rd.



Telstra and Optus are the ONLY phone coverage accessible in the Shark Bay area and provide limited service. Other common providers such as Vodaphone, Boost mobile and others ARE NOT available at this stage. Public phones are available on the main Denham foreshore of Knight Terrace.


Public Toilets

Public toilets are located along the Denham foreshore located on Knight Terrace, at the town hall on the corner of Durlacher and Hughes Streets and also at the town oval located on Francis Road.



Denham is serviced by both desalinated water and bore water (not for drinking purposes). Desalinated water is expensive and is used scarcely throughout the community. The Water Corporation located on Monkey Mia Road has a water filling station for travellers to use and costs approximately $1 for 10 litres of desalinated water.


WAste dumpage

A toilet waste dumpage station is located at the information bay on Denham Road.