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Nhulunbuy is situated on the North-Eastern tip of Arnhem Land amid rural tropical bushland. Residents enjoy a remote lifestyle with a wide range of services and facilities. The Nhulunbuy Corporation is responsible for planning, delivery and maintenance of these services with responsibilities similar to that of a local council.

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Animal Control

The Nhulunbuy Corporation provides Animal Control to the Nhulunbuy Township and Industrial Estate, covering both wild and domestic animal matters.  Find out more

Building & Development

Nhulunbuy and the Industrial Estate are not covered by the Northern Territory Development Scheme or the Northern Territory Building Act. Find out more


All administration and financial functions of the Nhulunbuy Corporation are conducted by the Finance team. Find out more

Gove Airport

Operated and maintained by the Nhulunbuy Corporation, Gove Airport commenced operation in the 1970’s and brings high quality transport services to remote East Arnhem Land to this day. Gove Airport is serviced daily by Airnorth’s Darwin-Gove-Cairns return E170 jet service and a smaller Brasilia 120 aircraft between Darwin, Groote Eylandt and Gove five days a week. Find out more


The Nhulunbuy Corporation Infrastructure department oversees the provision of municipal services to the residents of Nhulunbuy.  Find out more

Nhulunbuy Cemetery

Nhulunbuy Corporation maintains the Nhulunbuy Cemetery on behalf of the Nhulunbuy Cemetery Trust. Find out more

Parking & Vehicles

The Nhulunbuy Corporation can provide disabled parking permits to individuals wishing to access disabled parking areas on Town Lease and the Industrial Estate. Find out more


The Nhulunbuy Corporation administers billing on behalf of Rio Tinto Gove Operations for electricity, water and chilled water.  Find out more

Waste Collection and Rubbish Bins

The Nhulunbuy Corporation provides waste disposal services in Nhulunbuy. Find out more

Waste Facility

The Nhulunbuy Corporation is dedicated to reducing waste and providing quality services. Find out more

Your Property

The Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service (NTFRS) stance on burning off waste in residential areas is that NO permit will be given to do so. Find out more