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Welcome to the Central Desert Regional Council

Hello and welcome

Welcome to the Central Desert Regional Council website.

As a Public Health Emergency has been declared, for official information on COVID-19 please visit

Please click Statement of Commitment to view the Central Desert Regional Council COVID-19 Statement of Commitment.


CDRC COVID-19 Management Plan

Below is our COVID-19 Management Plan and sub-plans.

CDRC COVID-19 Management Plan. The overall CDRC COVID-19 mangement plan.

Remote Council Services COVID-19 Management sub-plan. The Remote Council Services COVID-19 sub-plan.

Remote Community Services COVID-19 Management sub-plan. The Remote Community Services COVID-19 sub-plan.

COVID-19 Important Information

Below are some recordings of important messages from the Northern Territory Government's Health Department in the main language groups from the CDRC area:


East Central Arrente


And here are some on the importance of hand washing:

East Central Arrente - Hand Washing

Walpiri - Hand Washing

For messages in other languages visit


COVID-19 hotline number - 1800 020 080

If you are seeking information regarding travel to a remote community in the Northern Territory phone 1800 518 189.

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 (CDRC) have purchased five new garbage trucks.

One of the 8 tonne trucks is here already, and will head out to Atitjere. Kyle Dunn, Shane White and Warren Kenney from Atitjere had an orientation for the truck on Wednesday 25 November at the CDRC depot before it went out.

Simon Cameron, the general manager...

Willowra has just had a new landfill pit created at the landfill, one kilometre south of the community. It will be a way to safely dispose of rubbish over the next seven years.


The 2020 Territory Tidy Town Sustainable Community Awards are being held online this year, on this Friday 27 November from 12 noon. Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) have two entries this year: Anmatjere (Ti Tree) and Engawala.

It will be shown live on Facebook at...

The Atitjere Local Authority decided to provide fencing at the front of the Atitjere Recreation Hall and playground in order to stop young children from running out of the facility and onto Mica Road.  They agreed to fund the project and Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) arranged for quotes to provide the fencing and the successful contractor completed the fencing last week.

CDRC staff were...