Daly Waters

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

Quick snapshot


55 people reside in the Daly Waters township (Census 2021)


Mataranka Council Office

Phone: (08) 8977 2300


The Daly Waters Pub

Phone: (08) 8975 9927

Daly Waters is located in the Never Never Ward in the Birdum region, which encompasses the Stuart Highway from Mataranka to Newcastle Waters Station. The town of Daly Waters is 307 kilometres south of Katherine and 170 kilometres south of Mataranka.

Daly Waters pub
Image: Tourism NT/Helen Orr


By road, the trip to Daly Waters takes approximately three (3) hours from Katherine. The double lane Stuart Highway is sealed the entire way. Daly Waters may also be accessed via chartered small aircraft.


Local Authority

Roper Gulf Regional Council holds two (2) Community Consultative meetings in Daly Waters each year. The resolutions made at these meetings form the basis of all planning made by Roper Gulf Regional Council.

For more information on the Community Consultative meetings including dates, minutes and agendas, click here



This information is sourced from the Northern Territory Government and is available on BushTel

Service Type Available Details
Regular Transport Service Yes

Katherine Coaches

(08) 8971 0774

NT Bush Bus

1300 853 680

Fuel Yes Opal and Diesel available at the Daly Waters Pub and at the Hi-Way Inn
Commercial Accommodation Yes

Daly Waters Historic Pub

(08) 8975 9927

Daly Waters Hi-Way Inn

(08) 8975 9925

Community Store Yes

Food and limited groceries available at Hi-Way Inn and Daly Waters Outback Store

Airstrip No    
Health Centre No


Alcohol Yes

No restrictions apply

Police Station No

Serviced by Mataranka Police Station

(08) 8975 4511

School No


Council Service Delivery Centre No Please contact the Mataranka Council Service Delivery Centre

(08) 8977 2300

Mobile Phone, Internet & Radio Yes Daly Waters has Telstra 4G telephone and internet coverage
Post Office No  
Early Childcare Centre No  
Aged Care Centre No