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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.


There was a lot of anticipation and excitement surrounding the ninja warrior event in Gunbalanya and it certainly didn’t disappoint. The big day finally arrived on Thursday, 31 August and it...Read more
Jabiru Public Library held a community event to celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day on Wednesday, 6 September. It was lovely to have the Jabiru Childcare and FaFT attend and join in the special story...Read more
The Be Crocwise safety education campaign started in 2009 and is an important part of how we keep people safe around saltwater crocodiles in the Northern Territory. NT Parks and Wildlife delivers Be...Read more
The 2023 Kurrung Sports Carnival took over Jabiru on 1 and 2 September in what was a spectacular display of football and basketball. West Arnhem Regional Council is the proud host of the regional...Read more
Young people in Gunbalanya have launched an incredible music video, written and sung by them! Indigenous Outreach Projects visited Gunbalanya during the last school holidays, giving the youth the...Read more
Road safety is incredibly important and with this in mind, the Maningrida Local Authority have supported the installation of additional road speed humps throughout their community to manage traffic...Read more

West Arnhem Regional Council acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands which we live and work. We pay our respect to Elders past and present.

West Arnhem Regional Council acknowledges the First Nations Custodians; and the many Language and family Groups who are managers and caretakers to each of their Traditional homelands and Waters across the West Arnhem Regions Wards. West Arnhem Regional Council pay their respects and acknowledge Elders past, present and rising.