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The community is located 290km north west from Alice Springs along the Tanami Highway, which branches off the Stuart Highway 25 km north of Alice Springs. It takes 3 hours to drive there. The road is sealed for the first 277 km from the highway and the rest of the way is formed and largely gravelled with some sections not gravelled. The access to the community after the turn off from the Tanami Road is 3 km, of which the first 1 km is gravelled and the balance is sealed.


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

Council Presence in Yuendumu

No. Staff: 19 people (74% Indigenous)

Local Authority: Paul Briscoe (Deputy Chair), Elizabeth Lechleitner, Cecilia Alfonso, Ned Hargraves, Jennifer Baarda, Cr Warren Williams, Cr April Martin, Cr Jacob Spencer and Cr Freddy Williams.

Ward Councillors: Cr Warren Williams (Deputy President), Cr April Martin, Cr Jacob Spencer, Cr Freddy Williams.

Community Projects (2019/2020)

  • Solar lights for West Camp Road
  • Grandstands for the football oval
  • Two 2000L potable water trailers for community events
  • In progress – bus shelter upgrade with shade and seating, information bay for a Welcome Area, cleaning package for each house, trees around oval and softball area


Phone (08) 8993 7900
Fax (08) 8993 7901