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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.


The recent school holidays in Gunbalanya were jam-packed with different activities for young people in the community. There was painting, hunting and gathering objects around town, damper making, tug...Read more
2022 - 23 draft Regional Plan and Budget West Arnhem Regional Council approved the 2022 - 23 draft Regional Plan and Budget at the Special Finance Committee Meeting on Monday, 9 May 2022, and is now...Read more
During the most recent school holidays, kids in Maningrida were able to enjoy waterslide fun at the Pool, a youth basketball competition and beach volleyball down at Barge Landing. Rain didn’t...Read more
Upgrades at Cahill's Crossing are set to roll out this dry season, with substantial upgrades to the viewing platform, a new forest walking trail and a new shaded picnic area for visitors to rest...Read more
Shenielle Gibson finished her Year 12 in Maningrida College (2019). She is currently working full-time for the Remote School Attendance Strategy as a School Attendance Officer. As a School Attendance...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.