The Outstations (Homelands) are rich in our region’s culture and provide significant value to aboriginal life in our region and in the Northern Territory.

For all Outstation enquires

Please contact the Outstations Coordinator on (08) 8972 0409

In partnership with the Northern Territory Government Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities, Roper Gulf Regional Council provides basic core services to outstations (homelands) across our local government area. An outstation is a small, remote satellite community of a larger Aboriginal community, comprised of people who have chosen to take up residence on that land due to its cultural and spiritual significance.

Within the Roper Gulf region, there are approximately 200 people living across the 11 outstations that the Council services, with the largest outstation population being approximately 70 people at Mulggan Camp. These figures are approximate due to the transient nature of these locations and the seasonal variations that occur due to wet weather restricted access.

Serviced from Bulman and Katherine 

  • Barrapunta 
  • Baghetti 
  • Mount Catt 

Serviced from Katherine 

  • Jodetluk (Gorge Camp) 
  • Werenbun 

Serviced from Mataranka and Katherine 

  • Mulggan Camp 

Serviced from Ngukurr and Katherine 

  • Badawarrka 
  • Costello 
  • Kewulyi 
  • Mole Hill 
  • Nulawan

Outstations Services

Roper Gulf Regional Council receives funding from the Northern Territory Government Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities to deliver the following services to outstations.

  • Municipal and Essential Services

Operational funding for repairs and maintenance, minor works and general operational costs of the delivery of municipal and essential services. Municipal services primarily include road and aerodrome maintenance, waste disposal, landscaping and dust control in common areas, firebreaks, dog control programs, environmental health activities and other municipal services. Essential services activities primarily are concerned with electricity, water and the operation and maintenance of sewerage systems.

  • Housing Maintenance Services

This assists homeland residents to live in a safe and healthy environment. Funding is used for the direct costs associated with undertaking urgent and planned repairs and maintenance of dwellings.

  • Homelands Capital Program

In 2022-23, the Municipal Essential Services Special Purpose Grant program and the Homelands Extra Allowance combined to form what is called the Homelands Capital Program.

The Homelands Capital Program provides funding ($10,000 - $300,000) for the purchase and construction of capital infrastructure and equipment that supports the delivery of housing, municipal and essential services.