Welcome

West Arnhem Regional Council’s borders encompass some 50,000 square kilometres of spectacular outback landscape at the very top of the Top End. The jewel in our crown, the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, sets us apart as one of the most culturally important and environmentally significant corners of the Northern Territory. From remote islands and pristine beaches, to the vast floodplains and dramatic escarpments, our towns, communities and outstations are as diverse as the country around them.

Welcome

West Arnhem Regional Council’s borders encompass some 50,000 square kilometres of spectacular outback landscape at the very top of the Top End. The jewel in our crown, the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, sets us apart as one of the most culturally important and environmentally significant corners of the Northern Territory. From remote islands and pristine beaches, to the vast floodplains and dramatic escarpments, our towns, communities and outstations are as diverse as the country around them.

News

West Arnhem rocks Barunga Festival

West Arnhem was well-represented at the recent Barunga Festival with local sporting teams and local musicians taking part in the three-day event. Two female teams from Warruwi and Minjilang travelled to Katherine to take part in the women’s basketball competition and a team from Warruwi... Read More

Local designs feature on global stage

Magpie Goose designs, which features works by artists in Gunbalanya and Maningrida, have recently featured on a catwalk on the other side of the world. Magpie Goose, which is a new fashion social enterprise showcasing fabric designed and printed by indigenous artists, had their fabrics... Read More

Draft plan up for comment

West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) has released its Draft Regional Plan & Budget for 2017/18 and is seeking community feedback on the document. WARC Mayor James Marrawal said this year’s Regional Plan is an important plan which shapes a sustainable future for the West Arnhem... Read More

Interest in local designs continues to spread

The popularity for Bábbarra Women’s Centre designs is growing, as is the interest in Indigenous textiles in Australia and around the world. Not only does the the Maningrida-based women’s centre send goods all over the country, but now Jabiru Foodland has recently come onboard, stocking... Read More

Kakadu National Park hot spots open for the dry season

With parts of Kakadu National Park opening again for the dry season, the ranger-guided activities have kicked off this week with over 30 activities taking place throughout the week across a number of locations. Among the places now open are Jim Jim Billabong, 2 Mile... Read More

Sportsmanship shines in Maningrida Football Competition

‘Determination’ would be the word to describe the Maningrida Buffaloes football season. A team, which consists of school educators, staff members and students, has been a shining light throughout the Maningrida Football League. Each week they turn up to compete, win, lose or draw. The... Read More