Our Communities

Roper Gulf Regional Council delivers a wide range of services within one of the most spectacular and remote areas of the Northern Territory. Image: Tourism NT/Sean Scott

Barunga sign on side of sport and rec hall


Barunga, also known as Bamyili, is in the Nyirranggulung Ward and is located 80 kilometres south-east of Katherine on the Central Arnhem Road

Aerial view of Borroloola Township


Borroloola is in the South West Gulf Ward. It is situated on the eastern coast of the Northern Territory in the Gulf of the Carpentaria and on the banks of the McArthur River

Road in Bulman Community

Bulman (Weemol)

Bulman (also called Gulin Gulin, Mardrulk or Yulngu) and Weemol are located in the Nyirranggulung Ward.

Daly Waters pub

Daly Waters

Daly Waters is located in the Never Never Ward in the Birdum region, 307 kilometres south of Katherine. Image: Tourism NT

Jilkminggan Creche kids


Jilkminggan is located in the Never Never Ward, 146 kilometres south-east of Katherine and 38 kilometres from Mataranka. 

Larrimah Hotel


Larrimah is located in the Never Never Ward in the Birdum region, 182 kilometres south of Katherine 

Community welcome sign on dirt road

Manyallaluk (Eva Valley)

Manyallaluk, also known as Eva Valley, is located north-east of Katherine in the Nyirranggulung Ward

People enjoying the hot springs


Home of the Never Never. Mataranka is located in the Never Never Ward and is 108 kilometres south of Katherine on the Stuart Highway. 


Old sign to community under a tree

Minyerri (Hodgson Downs)

Minyerri is also known as Hodgson Downs, as the Minyerri Township is very near the site of the Hodgson Downs Station Residence


Ngukurr Entrance Sign


Ngukurr is located in the Yugul Mangi Ward and is 331 kilometres south-east of Katherine on the Roper Highway. 


Beach lookout from Numbulwar barge


Located in the Numbulwar Numburindi Ward, Numbulwar can be found at the mouth of the Rose River.


River with reflection of sky

Robinson River

Robinson River is located in the South West Gulf Ward and is 144 kilometres south-east of Borroloola. 

Water running over river crossing


Urapunga is a township in the Yugul Mangi Ward, located on the Wilton River 30 kilometres west of Ngukurr off the Roper Highway

Beswick Falls

Wugularr (Beswick)

Wugularr, also known as Beswick, is in the Nyirranggulung Ward 118 kilometres south-east of Katherine

Map of Region

Our Region

Our region runs from the Southern side of Kakadu to the Northern edge of the Barkly Tablelands, and from the Western fringe of the Stuart Highway to the Gulf of Carpentaria and Queensland border