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

36 Roper Terrace, Mataranka NT 0852 

The Daly Waters Pub

Phone: (08) 8975 9927

Stuart St, Daly Waters NT 0852 

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.

It is home to the iconic Daly Waters Historic Pub

Daly Waters pub
Image: Tourism NT/Helen Orr


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

Service TypeAvailableDetails 
Regular Transport ServiceYes 

Katherine Coaches

(08) 8971 0774

NT Bush Bus

1300 853 680

FuelYes Opal and Diesel available at the Daly Waters Pub and at the Hi-Way Inn 
Commercial AccommodationYes 

Daly Waters Historic Pub

(08) 8975 9927

Daly Waters Hi-Way Inn

(08) 8975 9925

Community StoreYes Food and limited groceries available at Hi-Way Inn and Daly Waters Pub 
Health CentreNo   
AlcoholYes No restrictions apply 
Police StationNo 

Serviced by Mataranka Police Station

(08) 8975 4511

Council Service Delivery CentreNo 

Please contact the Mataranka Council Service Delivery Centre

(08) 8977 2300

Mobile Phone, Internet & RadioYes Daly Waters has Telstra 4G telephone and internet coverage 
Post OfficeNo   
Early Childcare CentreNo   
Aged Care CentreNo   


By road, the trip to Daly Waters takes approximately three (3) hours from Katherine. The double lane Stuart Highway is sealed the entire way.


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