West Arnhem Shire covers an area of almost 50,000km2 of stunning natural landscape in the western part of Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.
More than two thirds of the Shire’s population of nearly 7000 identify as Aboriginal Australians, who reside in a vibrant collection of towns, communities and outstations.
The Shire provides a range of local government services to five towns and communities across four wards. The Aboriginal communities of Minjilang and Warruwi are located in Barrah Ward, Maningrida community in Maningrida Ward, and Gunbalanya community in Gunbalanya Ward. The town of Jabiru, which was established to service the nearby Ranger uranium mine, is situated in Kakadu Ward which also includes the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park.