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Welcome to the Central Desert Regional Council

Hello and welcome

Welcome to the Central Desert Regional Council's website.

The Council is located in Central Australia and covers an area of approximately 283,000 square kms.  The Council was formed in 2008 through the amalgamation of a number of small community councils.  The Council and staff would like to invite you to browse our website and find out more about our organisation and communities.

News from the region

Central Australia’s three Councils are rolling out very successful landfill upgrades in remote Aboriginal communities. Central Desert, MacDonnell and Barkly service 31 remote Aboriginal communities across the southern half of the NT (a bigger area than NSW), covering around 15,000 people. Each community has a wheelie bin collection service for household rubbish, using rubbish trailers and compactor trucks....
Yuendumu Community held its 51st Anniversary of the Yuendumu Sports Weekend this Picnic Day long weekend. People travelled for hundreds of miles to be part of the competition. Several ongoing events and programs were scheduled for the long weekend these included football, softball, basketball, battle of the bands, kid’s athletics, dance competition, disco and gospel reading.  About 20 communities and more...
The Central Desert Regional Council is proud to once again be associated with the Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend being held over the Picnic Day weekend in August (2nd - 4th August).  The weekend will feature the Indigenous Communities Horse Race sponsored by the Council.  The Tom Cleary Stakes is a horse race in which local community members will be competing to see who has the fastest bush horse. The...
Softball is alive and well in the Central Desert region as the cream of the community crop take the stage in Laramba this weekend to battle it out for bragging rights and a trip to Darwin fro the NT Softball Championships.The annual Central Desert Regional Council Softball Championships culminates with the Finals weekend in Laramba which kicks off on Saturday. Thirteen teams from eight communities across...