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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 adopted its 2022-23 Annual Report at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 22 November 2023. View Annual Report The Annual Report features Council’s strategic goals and...Read more
An unplanned Telstra 3G service interruption in the remote community of Maningrida is causing great angst amongst residents who are receiving exorbitant power bills as a result of the technical fault...Read more
West Arnhem’s vibrant communities celebrated Australia Day their own way on Friday, 26 January and Saturday, 27 January 2024. GUNBALANYA Gunbalanya Day was celebrated with one of the most...Read more
Congratulations to the winners of the Jabiru Youth Art Competition held by West Arnhem Regional Council’s Youth, Sport and Recreation team! The theme of the competition was ‘Kakadu...Read more
During the six-week school holidays period, kids in Maningrida enjoyed the activities we had for them. The program included fishing, basketball, football and also other sports. In Week 5, they had to...Read more
The Top End’s most colourful Triathlon, the Kakadu Triathlon, will be on Saturday, 11 May 2024 in Jabiru. So many people continue to return for the event every year with its colourful, relaxed...Read more

Upcoming Meetings & Events

07 Mar
A Gunbalanya Local Authority Meeting will be held on Thursday, 7 March 2024 in the Council Chambers. View Meeting Agendas and Minutes.
14 Mar
A Maningrida Local Authority Meeting will be held on Thursday, 14 March 2024 in the Council Chambers. View Meeting Agendas and Minutes.
19 Mar
An Ordinary Council Meeting of the West Arnhem Regional Council will be held on Wednesday, 20 March 2024 from 9.00am in the Jabiru Council Chambers...

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.