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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.


West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) is pleased to announce Paul Hockings as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following his appointment at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday, 12 October...Read more
West Arnhem Regional Council has opened nominations for the 2023 Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards across the West Arnhem region, and we need your help to give our community’s best the...Read more
West Arnhem Regional Council adopted its 2021-22 Annual Report at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 9 November 2022. View Annual Report The Annual Report features Council’s strategic goals and...Read more
In 1922 the surveyor H.H. Kirkpatrick was asked to draw by hand a large map of the Oenpelli Aboriginal Reserve and surrounding areas. He asked elders the names of places and he wrote them on the map...Read more
West Arnhem Regional Council are doing community hard rubbish collections and household clean ups as part of Maningrida’s Healthy Skin Week. Health Skin Week will run from 14 – 18...Read more
The Stars and Clontarf Academies recently went on a combined trip to Melbourne to visit Caulfield Grammar School. The students found the facilities outstanding, made lots of new friends and met up...Read more

Upcoming Meetings & Events

10 Dec
Human Rights Day commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly Adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
14 Dec
An Ordinary Council Meeting of the West Arnhem Regional Council will be held on Wednesday, 14 December 2022 in the Jabiru Council Chambers. View...

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.