Community legal education

Providing general information on family violence laws to Aboriginal communities in the Top End.

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You will experience the opportunity of travelling to, and learning about, remote indigenous communities.

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Where we work

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This map displays the communities that we work in. By zooming into the map, you can select a community, read it's profile and view upcoming bush court dates for the community.

Gunbalanya

The community is located in Arnhem Land approximately 330km east of Darwin and 60km NNE of Jabiru. The community is situated near the East Alligator River on A small ridge between coastal black soil plain, marshes and the Arnhem Land Escarpment.

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Angurugu

The community is situated on the banks of the Angurugu River, half way down the western coast of Groote Eylandt. Groote Eylandt is around 650 km east of Darwin and 50 km off the Arnhem Land coast in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Apart from the weekly freight barge service, the communities of Groote Eylandt are accessed primarily by air..

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Jabiru

The Town is located 250 km from Darwin by sealed road east of Darwin in Kakadu National Park..

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Pirlangimpi

The community is on the north-west coast of Melville Island, which is part of the Tiwi Islands. It is approximately 125km by air (30 mins) from Darwin

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Barunga

The community is located 80km east south east of Katherine in the Central Arnhem Highway. By road the trip takes approximately 1 hour from Katherine.

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Beswick

The community is located on the banks of Waterhouse River approximately 118 km south east of Katherine and 31 km east of Barunga. By road, it takes approximately 1.5 hours to travel from Katherine.

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Borroloola

The Town is located on the eastern coast of the Northern Territory on the Gulf of Carpentaria. It is situated on the banks of the McArthur River. It is approximately 850 kilometres south east of Darwin, 670km east south east of Katherine.

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Daly River

The community is situated approximately 230km south of Darwin.

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Galiwinku

The community is located on the southern end of Elcho Island in North East Arnhem land. Elcho Island is at the southern end of the Wessell Island group, and is bounded on the western side by the Arafura Sea and on the east by Cadell Strait. Elcho Island is 550 km east of Darwin and 150 km north west of Nhulunbuy.

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Jilkminggan

The community is located approximately 140 km south east of Katherine, and 3 km north of Roper Highway. The journey takes about 1.5 hours to Katherine; 20 mins to Mataranka. There is a community bus to Katherine and Mataranka 3 days a week.

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Kalkarindji

The community is located approx 480 kms south west of Katherine on the Buntine Highway. The highway is a single lane bitumen road and is in a poor state of repair.

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Lajamanu

The community is located approximately 560 kms south west of Katherine, on the northern edge of the Tanami Desert and the eastern side of Hooker Creek. Access is via the sealed Buntine Highway and then via 100kms of unsealed road. Access can also be made from Alice Springs utilising the Tanami Road, which is unsealed and often in poor repair. By road the travel time is 6 hours drive to Katherine.

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Maningrida

The community is located on the Central Arnhem coast at the mouth of the Liverpool River. It is 250km west of Nhulunbuy and 352km east of Darwin. From Darwin it takes around 6 - 10 hours in total (500km). This is about 3 hours on a sealed road between Darwin to East Alligator then 3-7 hours unsealed road on to Maningrida. It is a one hour flight from Darwin.

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Milikapiti

The community is on the northern coast of Melville Island, which is part of the Tiwi Islands. It is 105km by air (25 mins) from Darwin.

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Minyerri

The community is located approximately 270 km south-east of Katherine by road. The Hodgson River is in close proximity.

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Ngukurr

The community is located about 320km south east of Katherine on the banks of the Roper River. By road it takes approximately 3.5 hours from Katherine.

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Nhulunbuy

The Town is located about 1000 kms from Darwin. It is 700 kilometres to Katherine by road. This road is a dirt track, which is only open during the dry season, ie. April to October, for 4 wheel drive vehicles ONLY. A permit is required from the Northern Lands Council Office to travel on this road. The community can be accessed all year round by air, providing weather conditions are favourable. As with all top end communities, the area is prone to cyclones, and monsoonal rains between November to April.

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Ski Beach

The community of Ski Beach is located on Gunyangara Island in Melville Bay. The small island is joined to the mainland by a causeway at Drimmie Peninsula west of Nhulunbuy. Ski Beach is 13 km west of Nhulunbuy CBD. From Nhulunbuy CBD the community is accessible via Melville Bay Road, 8 km of sealed road then 5 km of dirt road, travel time is 10 mins.

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Timber Creek

The Town is located 265km SW from Katherine. This double lane sealed road is well maintained. National Coach lines pass through each day (both ways). Timber Creek is nestled in the Victoria River valley escarpment country. Timber Creek lies at the central point on the Victoria Highway between Katherine and Kununurra. The trip from Katherine to Timber Creek takes about three hours.

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Umbakumba

The community is located approximately 50 km east of Angurugu situated inside Little Lagoon, Point Langton on the northeast coast of Groote Eylandt. Umbakumba is approximately 50 km east of Angurugu on Groote Eylandt, which is 650 km east of Darwin and 50 km off the Arnhem Land coast in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

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Urapunga

250 km E. KATHERINE

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Wadeye

The community is 270km south-west of Darwin in the Daly River Reserve at the mouth of the Fitzmaurice River, close to the coast of the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf. By road it is 417kms from Darwin. By air it is slightly over 1 Hrs flying time from Darwin (Twin Engine)(270km)

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Wurrumiyanga

The community is located on the south-east corner of Bathurst Island, which is part of the Tiwi Islands. It is approximately 70km NNW of Darwin or 20 minutes by air.

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Yirrkala

The community of Yirrkala is located south east of Nhulunbuy CBD on Cape Arnhem. Yirrkala is 18 km south east of Nhulunbuy CBD. From Nhulunbuy CBD the community is accessible via the Central Arnhem Road. Travel time is approximately 15 mins.

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Numbulwar

The community is located at the mouth of the Rose River on the western coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria, and adjacent to the extreme SW coast of Groote Eylandt. Numbulwar is approximately 400 km east of Katherine, 570 km south east of Darwin and 250 km south west of Nhulunbuy.

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Ramingining

The community is located on the edge of the heritage listed Arafura Wetlands in Central Arnhem Land. Ramingining is located approximately 580 km east of Darwin, 435 km west of Nhulunbuy and 30 km inland from the coast.

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Alyangula

On northwest corner of Groote Eylandt. Groote Eylandt is around 650 km east of Darwin and 50 km off the Arnhem Land coast in Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria. It is Australia's third largest island.

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Gapuwiyak

The commuity is situated adjacent to Lake Evella and the upper reaches of the Buckinham River in North East Arnhem Land. Gapuwiyak is approximately 60km south east of Elcho Island, 40km inland from Arnhem Bay, and about 22okm west south west of Nhulunbuy.

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Milingimbi

The community is the main settlement on Milingimbi Island which forms part of the Crocodile Island Group, located approximately half a km off the north coast of Central Arnhem Land in the Arafura Sea. Milingimbi is approximately 440 km east of Darwin and 206 km west of Nhulunbuy.

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Yarralin

The community is situated on the banks of the Wickham River close to the Victoria River, 380 km southwest of Katherine. Main access is from the sealed Victoria Highway and then through the picturesque Jasper Gorge (unsealed) which is often impassable during the wet season.

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