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The community is located 280 km northwest of Alice Springs on the old Mt Allen Pastoral lease. By road it takes approx 3 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 and 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 Well. From there it is 31 km on a dirt road to the community.


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 to our Visiting Communities page.

Community Plan

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

Council Presence in Yuelamu

No. Staff: 27 people (85% Indigenous)

Local Authority: Cliffy Tommy (Chair), Melissa Morton (Deputy Chair), Mack Murphy, Billy Stafford, David McCormack, Norman Hagen and Cr Adrian Dixon.

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

Community Projects (2019/2020)

  • Solar lights around the community
  • Purchased 2000L potable water container for community events
  • Cleaning package for each house
  • In progress – gardening package for each house


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