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To drive to the community from Alice Springs, travel 70 Kilometres (km) north along the Stuart Highway; turn right along the Plenty Highway for 90 km and then turn left 20 km past Gemtree and continue for 28 km on unsealed road to the community.

Engawala has a women's centre, childcare, school, remote health clinic, Council office, as well as a recreation hall with a youth program. 


The Northern Territory Government has put together resources to help your visit to community be successful.  Please have a look at the Remote Engagement and Coordination Strategy and Toolkit available from or

You can also go onto to our Visiting Communities page.

Community Plan

You can view the community's plan at Engawala Community Plan 2021.

Council Presence in Engawala

No. Staff: 20 people (90% Indigenous)

Local Authority:  Vacant (Chair), Kathy Inkamala (Deputy Chair), Elizabeth Dixon, Dianne Dixon, Joy Turner, Janet Tilmouth, Rachel Tilmouth and Cr Jeff Iversen.

Ward Councillors: Cr Adrian Dixon (President), Cr James Jampajimpa Glenn, Cr Jeff Iversen and Cr Nathaniel Dixon.

Community Projects (2019/2020)

  • Paving under shade shelters at softball oval
  • Cleaning package for each house
  • 2000L potable water trailer for community events
  • Shade structure at football ground


Phone (08) 8956 9989
Fax (08) 8956 9976