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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.


Consultation has now closed. West Arnhem Regional Council approved the 2023 - 24 draft Regional Plan and Budget at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday, 10 May 2023, and is now seeking feedback...Read more
This year National NAIDOC Week will run from 2-9 July with the powerful theme 'For Our Elders'. Across every generation, our Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and...Read more
Warruwi is the second community in West Arnhem to welcome the National Wellbeing Alliance and their Mental Health First Aid and Suicide Prevention course. With a total of 17 attendees, 14 of them...Read more
National Reconciliation Week in 2023 will officially end on Saturday, 3 June which is also a significant milestone in the reconciliation journey - the date of the High Court Mabo decision. The week...Read more
Last Thursday night, Jabiru had a wonderful community event at Magela Oval. There was a wonderful turn-out with many participants and spectators. Jacob from Jabiru Clontarf put together a great...Read more
On 1 July each year, Territorians get to officially celebrate everything they love about this place we call home and the people who make the Territory so special! Keep an eye on your local...Read more

Upcoming Meetings & Events

23 Jun
An Ordinary Council Meeting of the West Arnhem Regional Council will be held on Friday, 23 June from 9am in the Gunbalanya Council Chambers. This...

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.