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

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There is no Council Office in Urapunga. Please contact the Ngukurr Council Office for all enquiries (20km from Urapunga)

Lot 293 Balamurra Street, Ngukurr NT 0852

Phone: (08) 8977 4600

Urapunga is a township in the Yugul Mangi ward, located on the Wilton River 30 kilometres west of Ngukurr off the Roper Highway. Urapunga is also known as Rittarangu.



Urapunga is approximately 20 kilometres from Ngukurr off the Roper Highway. The gravel section of the Roper Highway is well maintained and can be used by conventional cars during the dry season and 4WD during the wet season. Travel time by road is approximately three and a half (3.5) hours from Katherine.

Please be advised that Urapunga is a closed community; a Northern Land Council (NLC) permit is required to visit this community.


Local Authority

An integral part of the community consultation process in Urapunga occurs through Urapunga Local Authority Meetings. The Local Authority is made up of the Elected Member/s who sit on Council for the Yugul Mangi Ward and are nominated representatives from the community. All stakeholders in Urapunga are invited to attend the Local Authority Meetings. The resolutions made at these meetings form the basis of all planning made by Roper Gulf Regional Council.

To attend a Urapunga Local Authority Meeting, click here

To view our Local Authority Meeting dates, agendas and minutes, click here



Roper Gulf Regional Council delivers a limited range of core and agency services in Urapunga including rubbish collection, maintenance of parks, gardens and public spaces.

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

Service TypeAvailableDetails
Regular Transport ServiceYes

Note these services may be affected by wet season flooding

NT Bush Bus

1300 853 680

FuelNo Available at Ngukurr (20km from community)
Commercial AccommodationNo

Accommodation available at Ngukurr

Community StoreNo


AirstripYes Unsealed - Urapunga Aerodrome (500m from the community)
Health CentreYes

Primary Health Care delivered by Sunrise Health Services from Ngukurr on Wednesdays

(08) 8975 4345


Alcohol restriction in place

Police StationNo

Serviced by Ngukurr Police Station

(08) 8975 4644


Urapunga School

(08) 8975 4645

Council Service Delivery CentreNo

Please contact the Ngukurr Council Service Delivery Centre

(08) 8975 4601

Mobile Phone, Internet & RadioYes


Post OfficeNo  
Early Childcare CentreNo  
Aged Care CentreNo