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Our Partners

Major Partner


CouncilBIZ, a local government subsidiary operating under the auspices of the Local Government Act, has been established to manage the information technology support of the councils.  The Central Desert Regional Council is a part owner of this entity and has a position on the management board.

Please click for the Constitution of CouncilBIZ  and also the latest CouncilBIZ Annual Report which includes their audited financial statements.

Other Partners

The Council works with a number of agencies to delivery services within its region.  The following organisations have strong links with either the Council or specific communities.  

Central Australian Youth Link Up Service

CAYLUS started as a petrol sniffing prevention project in November 2002 from funding committed by the Howard government in response to a series of articles about petrol sniffing by the journalist Paul Toohey in The Australian. In it's early years the program employed two community development workers and a caseworker. CAYLUS now employs six full time staff and at times up to twenty part time staff based in remote central Australian communities.

CAYLUS partners with the Council to deliver Youth Services in a number of communities.

For more information please see their website

Centrecorp Foundation

Centrecorp Foundation

Centrecorp Foundation has been providing support to disadvantaged aboriginal people of Central Australia for the past 6 years and is assisting over 100 students with their education at local, intrastate and interstate schools plus assist aboriginal people in general with sport, cultural activities, medical needs and other areas requiring their assistance.

For more information about Centrecorp please see their website

Distant Curve Remote Area Communications

The Council is working with Distant Curve to install a pilot of a high speed wireless network to Atitjere and Engawala.  This project has received funding from Regional Development Australia (NT).  The communities of Atitjere and Engawala are completely dependent upon satellite technology to provide internet services, this service is expensive and prone to downtime.  The wireless network will deliver high speed (10Mbps) internet to these remote communities.

Employment Services

The Council is committed to maximising the opportunities for local people to undertake work experience placements.  The following Community Development Program (CDP) providers work in partnership with the Council and contribute to our communities through a range of CDP community projects.

Catholic Care – No More Campaign

Council supports the No More Campaign.  For more information see

Our Training Partners

Batchelor Institute

The Batchelor Institute works with the Council to provide culturally appropriate training for the Council's staff across a variety of disciplines.  For more information please see

Charles Darwin University

Centre for Appropriate Technology

Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC) 

Since 1993, Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC) has dedicated itself to developing the strength, health, confidence and leadership of Warlpiri youth. The program aims to promote positive and meaningful future pathways for all young Warlpiri people.

Council partners with WYDAC to provide youth support services across the Warlpiri communities.  For more information about WYDAC please see their website