Skip to main content

Welcome to the Central Desert Regional Council

Hello and welcome

Welcome to the Central Desert Regional Council's website.

The Council is located in Central Australia and covers an area of approximately 283,000 square kms.  The Council was formed in 2008 through the amalgamation of a number of small community councils.  The Council and staff would like to invite you to browse our website and find out more about our organisation and communities.

News from the region

Central Desert Regional Council is thrilled that Australia Post has negotiated new providers for themail services in five of the eight communities where it currently delivers services. This means a considerable financial saving for Council, funds can now be directed towards Councilcore business. Full media release attached and available here.
Reanna Campbell from Yuelamu has been selected as one of 16 people to join this important Program. Born and bred in Alice Springs, the program will expose the 25 year old to senior levels of government, as well as build on existing skills. Council’s CEO, Diane Hood hopes that this exposure may lead to Reanna considering becoming a Councillor in the future. Read the full press release below.   
Two teams from Central Desert Regional Council came together to build what's been dubbed the "Builder Trainer" house in Laramba.  The team from the Community Development Program (CDP) provided the labour and the Infrastructure and Assets Directorate provided the technical know how to support them.  The house will be a valuable asset to community, housing the Community Safety Patrol team.  Take a look at...
A report on developing small business in remote Aboriginal communities, released earlier this month by the Central Desert Regional Council, calls for a higher level of targeted support to aspiring small business operators.  The report also recommends that more attention be given to the appropriate timing of support, more innovation and community design to deliver training, and Governments at all levels...