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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.


For NAIDOC Week 2023, West Arnhem Regional Council is holding a T-shirt design competition across the West Arnhem region! This is open to community members of all ages. What is involved? Design an...Read more
Mala'la Health Service recently coordinated Healthy Skin Week to promote early identification and treatment of skin infections in a bid to lower long term health conditions such as Acute...Read more
International Men’s Day (IMD) is celebrated very year in November and is marked in a round 80 countries, it recognises that there are a broad variety of laws, values and viewpoints around the...Read more
West Arnhem’s vibrant communities celebrated Australia Day their own way in 2023 with special events held in Warruwi, Minjilang, Maningrida, Gunbalanya and Jabiru. GUNBALANYA On Friday, 27...Read more

Upcoming Meetings & Events

08 Feb
An Ordinary Council Meeting of the West Arnhem Regional Council will be held on Wednesday, 8 February 2023 in the Jabiru Council Chambers. View...
09 Feb
A Minjilang Local Authority Meeting will be held on Thursday, 9 February 2023 in the Council Chambers. View Meeting Agendas and Minutes.

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.