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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

Celebrating anniversary of the Kakadu Triathlon

Celebrating its 5th year, Kakadu Triathlon proved again why it is one of Kakadu’s premium events. The event has raised in excess of $50,000 for CareFlight over the past five years, with more than over $10,000 raised in 2017. Expanding to incorporate a duathlon and... Read More

Celebrating launch of bilingual book

The Bininj Kunwok Language Project have launched the new book ‘Something About Emus: Bininj Stories From Western Arnhem Land’ in Melbourne recently. The book, which was edited by Murray Garde, focuses on Bininj encounters and stories of emus in western Arnhem Land translated either from... Read More

Awards recognise West Arnhem health workers

Three West Arnhem health workers have been recognised for their selfless work after being named as finalists in the 2017 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards. Sophie Eakins and Mark from the Maningrida Clinic and Stuart Mobsby from Jabiru Health Clinic were nominated for the awards... Read More

25th Anniversary of the Torres Strait Flag

A documentary which tells the story behind the Torres Strait flag will air this month to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its inception. The documentary ‘Carry the Flag’ not only tells the story behind the colours and symbols of the Torres Strait Flag, but it... Read More

Inaugural Kakadu food festival draws crowd

The first ever ‘A Taste of Kakadu’ has been popular with visitors and locals as they learn to cook, eat and live off the land with the local Indigenous Bininj/Mungguy people and experience flavours. The interactive food festival is run by Parks Australia in collaboration... Read More

Maningrida’s mud brick factory recommences

A historic construction method has recommenced in Maningrida, creating local jobs and using local materials. Making bricks for housing has a long history in the West Arnhem community, and with funding assistance from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Bawinanga Mud Brick Factory... Read More