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The community is located 298 km northwest of Alice Springs on the old Mt Allen Pastoral lease. By road it takes approx 3.5 hours to drive there. When flying, it takes 5 minutes to drive to the closest airstrip in the community then 40 minutes to fly to Alice Springs. The road from Alice Springs to the community is both sealed & unsealed. The access road to the community is via the Tanami Highway off the Stuart Highway.The turnoff to the community is approximately 65 km past Tilmouth Wells. From there it is 31 km on a dirt road to the community. From the Tanami Highway the road is in fair condition but is subject to washaways during heavy rainfall, particularly where it crosses the natural depressions and minor waterways.


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 view the community's plan at Yuelamu Community Plan.

Council Presence in Yuelamu

No. Staff: 30 people (83% Indigenous)

Local Authority: Cliffy Tommy (Chair), Melissa Morton (Deputy Chair), Mack Murphy, Billy Stafford, Linda Marshall, Norman Hagen.

Ward Councillors: Cr Adrian Dixon (President), Cr James Jampajimpa Glenn, Cr Audrey Inkamala, Cr David McCormack

Community Achievements (2018/2019)

  • Increased Sport and Rec attendances
  • Re-opening of Child Care
  • Improvements to airstrip fencing
  • Removal of old car bodies
  • Readmittance to the C.A.F.L


Phone (08) 8956 4016
Fax (08) 8956 4088