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YIRRKALA COMMUNITY

The conference will be held at the Yirrkala Community.

Yirrkala is an Indigenous Community in East Arnhem Shire, Northern Territory of Australia. It is 18 km South-East from Nhulunbuy in Arnhem Land. In the 2016 census,Yirrkala had a population of 809 people.

The community is Aboriginal land but no permit is required to visit from the nearby  town of Nhulunbuy or the local Gove Airport.

Qantas and Airnorth fly to Nhulunbuy. 

Permission from the Northern Land Council (08 8920 5100) is required to drive to Yirrkala from Darwin or Katherine (approximately ten hours). The road is impassable in the Wet Season (from Dec-May).

Yirrkala Community Store sells fresh produce, grocery items, clothing and general hardware.

Yirrkala is a dry area where alcohol is forbidden without a permit.

 

NHULUNBUY

Nhulunbuy is 18 km from Yirrkala Community. Nhulunbuy offers accommodation and many other major services.

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