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Welcome to the Central Desert Regional Council


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 itself is relatively young as it 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.

Central Desert News

The March 2019 edition of Central Desert News is now available. The newsletter provides a summary of some of the activities achieved over the past three months.

News from the region

Central Desert Regional Council congratulates Southern Tanami Kurdiji Indigenous Corporation (STKIC) on its funding success to become an independent corporation, a journey of some seven years.  Yuendumu mediator, Robert Robertson commented that “we have to break the cycle we go round in year after year.  Breaking the cycle means we must face the challenges in our lives”.  
Central Desert Regional Council’s Youth and Communities Team recently witnessed devastation and destruction caused by a mob of Desert Zombies in Atitjere.  To spite efforts by a band of local council staff, no one was able to prevent the inevitable. World wide authorities have been alerted...
Some of the many valued female members of the Central Desert Regional Council workforce were recently profiled in LG Focus, a monthly poublication produced by Local Government FOCUS.The full story can be accessed below.
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.