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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.


Sportspeople from across West Arnhem Land will unite at the 2022 Kurrung Sports Carnival on 16 and 17 September 2022. Following the 10-year anniversary of the event in 2019 and then two years of...Read more
You are invited to gather on Murumburr country, to immerse yourself in traditional culture at the 2022 Mayali Mulil Festival on Friday 26th - Sunday 28th August, 2022. Camp under the stars and share...Read more
The Red Lily Team have installed an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) at the community hall in Warruwi. It will certainly play a significant role in saving lives if someone has a sudden cardiac...Read more
On Thursday 11 August, Jabiru had the privilege of welcoming Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran, the Administrator of the Northern Territory to town. The Administrator spent the day on...Read more
From Wednesday the 27th of July to Tuesday the 2nd of August, 10 amazing young people from Maningrida were in Darwin working with J-MILLA on a new song and attending the Evolution Dance Competition...Read more
West Arnhem welcomed two new Australian citizens following a recent citizenship ceremony held in Maningrida. West Arnhem Regional Council Mayor Matthew Ryan led the ceremony for Annalie Prinsloo and...Read more

Upcoming Meetings & Events

14 Sep
A Special Finance Committee Meeting of the West Arnhem Regional Council will be held on Wednesday, 14 September 2022 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.