Water and electricity

Enquiries about water or power bills should be directed to the Nhulunbuy Corporation in the first instance on (08) 8939 2200 or by emailing office@ncl.net.au.


Rio Tinto provides the Nhulunbuy Corporation with access to water from a bore field near Gove Airport.  The water is pumped to the 1 million gallon tank facility located on the top of Mount Saunders.  From this tank, the water is reticulated by the Nhulunbuy Corporation to service the town and the Industrial Estate.

During periods of extremely high usage or during long drought spells, the Corporation will enforce total sprinkler bans. However, we ask that residents remain ‘water wise’ at all times and take steps to conserve water use on their properties.

The Nhulunbuy Corporation maintains and repairs the towns water mains and ancillary services.  This includes the maintenance and repair of meters, feeder services, valves and hydrants.  Responsibility for leaks or bursts lies with the Nhulunbuy Corporation up to the meter and should be reported to (08) 8939 2200 during business hours or 0407 972 550 after hours.  The length of service between the meter and the property is the responsibility of the owner.

The Nhulunbuy Corporation issues water bills to property owners each quarter.


Rio Tinto provides power to the town and the Industrial Estate. The Nhulunbuy Corporation acts as a billing agent for this service, and issues power bills to property owners each quarter.

Please call the Rio Tinto Gove Operations Community Hotline on 1800 996 508 for any emergencies relating to power.

Meter reads

Electricity and water meters are read quarterly (Dec-Jan, Mar-Apr, Jun-Jul and Sep-Oct).  The Nhulunbuy Corporation’s meter reader often commences reading meters at properties at 6am and may not finish until 6pm, especially during the wet season. Please be mindful of the meter reader during these periods – particularly if meters are situated in fenced yards with dogs. Please call the Nhulunbuy Corporation on (08) 8939 2200 if you have any concerns about the Nhulunbuy Corporation’s meter reader accessing your meters safely.