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The community is located approximately 560 kms south west of Katherine, on the northern edge of the Tanami Desert and the eastern side of Hooker Creek. Access is via the sealed Buntine Highway and then via 100kms of unsealed road. Access can also be made from Alice Springs utilising the Tanami Road, which is unsealed and often in poor repair. By road the travel time is 6 hours drive to Katherine.


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 communiy's plan at Lajamanu Community Plan.

Council Presence in Lajamanu

No. Staff: 19 people (84% Indigenous)

Local Authority: Cr Robert George (Chair), Sheree Anderson (Deputy Chair), Jenny Johnson, Elizabeth Ross, Andrew Johnson.

Ward Councillors: Cr Robert George, Cr Joe Marshall


  • Sealing of internal roads
  • Speed bump installed near Child Care Centre
  • Defined parking bays near store
  • Improved storm water drainage under main road
  • New Holy Ground stage
  • Pedestrian crossing at store
  • New Landfill pit 


Phone (08) 8974 5500
Fax (08) 8974 5501