Information For Visitors

CAMPING

Camping is permitted within 30m of permitted roads.  Please bury all camp fires, burn all toilet paper and take your rubbish with you.

The Yarla Kutjarra reststop between Warburton and Warakurna has been provided by the Ngaanyatjarra people as a place where visitors can rest and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Ngaanyatjarra Lands without disturbing any of the culturally significant places along the Great Central Road. Signage at the site provides information about the area.

 

PLACES OF INTEREST

Surveyor General's Corner

The intersection of the Northern Territory and the states of South Australia and Western Australia is known as the Surveyor General's Corner. Access to the area is limited to guided tours and visitors require a special permit in addition to the standard Great Central Road transit permit. For further information, download the permit pack or contact the Wingellina (Irrunytju) Community Office:

Ph: 08 8956 7566 or the Irrunytju CSM Mob: 0427 031 926  E: irrunytju.csm@ngcouncil.org.au

 

Giles Weather Station

The Giles Weather Station is a fully functioning meteorological observation station based at Warakurna Community. Visitors can schedule a tour of the station and view the daily release of the observation ballon.

For more information about visiting the Giles Weather Station, including contact details and permit information, please visit www.bom.gov.au/weather/sa/giles/index.shtml.

 

Tjulyuru Cultural and Civic Centre

The Tjulyuru Cultural Centre is a civic and cultural hub for visitors and locals based at the Warburton Community on the Great Central Road. Visitors to the area encouraged to visit Tjulyuru to view Tjulyuru Regional Arts Gallery and check out the arts, crafts and publications for sale at the Warta Shop. The gallery and Shop are open Monday to Friday from 9.00am until 4.00pm or other times by appointment.   Tjulyuru Regional Arts Gallery exhibitions draw from contemporary art practice in the region and the Warburton Art Collection - reputably the world's largest collection of community-controlled Aboriginal art. For more information please contact the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku or visit the website.

 

MEDICAL SERVICES

Ngaanyatjarra Health Service provides accident and emergency services only to Visitors. Please ensure that adequate quantities of your particular prescription drugs are carried.

 

ALCOHOL

The Ngaanyatjarra Council (Aboriginal Corporation) By-Laws, which apply to the whole of the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, prohibit the possession and consumption of alcohol on the Lands. The by-laws allow you to convey any alcohol that you have with you through the Lands, but you cannot consume it.  Under the Aboriginal Communities Act 1979, any person who brings, possesses or uses liquor on Ngaanyatjarra Land, or supplies it to others, commits an offence. A FINE OF UP TO $5,000 MAY APPLY.

 

VOLATILE SUBSTANCES

While on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands please ensure that you store, transport and dispose of volatile substances safely and securely. Trades people working with volatile substances are an unintended source of supply for people who sniff/inhale volatile substances for intoxication.

Sniffing volatile substances is dangerous and can be fatal.

Volatile substances used for inhaling are often stolen from work vehicles, construction sites and visitors’ accommodation and when left at the rubbish tip, in bins, or insecurely stored in the community.

Volatile substances include:

AEROSOLS

All aerosols such as spray paint, automotive and cleaning products, fly spray, deodorant

SOLVENTS

glues and adhesives (super glue, rubber cement), petrol and other solvents (toluene, paint strippers/thinners, sealants, degreasers and some cleaning products)

GASES

Portable butane/propane cartridges used for camping stoves, soldering irons and flame torches

 

  • Where possible use non-solvent based products and aerosols with alternative propellants
  • Use low aromatic fuel (Opal) instead of unleaded petrol or top up with Opal when you arrive
  • Use diesel-powered equipment or vehicles where possible
  • Keep ALL volatile substances LOCKED UP at all times in the designated storage area
  • DO NOT leave volatile substances in unlocked vehicles or in sight
  • Take ALL used and unused volatile substances with you when you leave.
  • If something is missing, report it to the police.
  • If unsure, seek advice from the Police, Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku or Ngaanyatjarra Health. 
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