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Welcome to the Central Desert Regional Council

Hello and welcome

Welcome to the Central Desert Regional Council website.

As a Public Health Emergency has been declared, for official information on COVID-19 please visit

Please click Statement of Commitment to view the Central Desert Regional Council COVID-19 Statement of Commitment.


CDRC COVID-19 Management Plan

Below is our COVID-19 Management Plan and sub-plans.

CDRC COVID-19 Management Plan. The overall CDRC COVID-19 mangement plan.

Remote Council Services COVID-19 Management sub-plan. The Remote Council Services COVID-19 sub-plan.

Remote Community Services COVID-19 Management sub-plan. The Remote Community Services COVID-19 sub-plan.

COVID-19 Important Information

Below are some recordings of important messages from the Northern Territory Government's Health Department in the main language groups from the CDRC area:


East Central Arrente


And here are some on the importance of hand washing:

East Central Arrente - Hand Washing

Walpiri - Hand Washing

For messages in other languages visit


COVID-19 hotline number - 1800 020 080

If you are seeking information regarding travel to a remote community in the Northern Territory phone 1800 518 189.

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

A new gas barbecue has been installed in Carter Haines Park in Ti Tree as an Anmatjere Local Authority (LA) project this week.   

The Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Anmatjere works crew installed the barbecue, with Elias Birch Baird, John Bancroft Rauwhero and Michael Morozak Smith working under the direction of works team leader Alan Davis.

There are now...

Nominations are now open for the NT Government’s First Circles Leadership Program. The First Circles Program focuses on identifying, mentoring and supporting Indigenous emerging leaders from remote communities across the Northern Territory.


The Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Community Development Program (CDP) hosted roadshows in five of the nine CDRC communities in September to inform communities that the CDP is currently delivering COVID-19 safe face-to-face services to job seekers, operating at the ‘Increased Servicing’ stage. Job seeker attendance to activities and appointments is voluntary during this period...

Nominations are now open for a supplementary by-election for the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) ward of Akityarre for a councillor to join the Council until the full elections in August next year. They close at 12 noon on Friday, 16 October 2020. You must be enrolled in the council...