Permits

Most people entering the Ngaanyatjarra Lands will require a permit. Permit conditions vary for Transit Permits, Research, media and Commercial Permits as well as Mining Permits.  People who have authority to enter the lands without permits include members of the Police force, Public Health Officials and Officers of Government Authorities, provided they enter and remain for the purpose of the lawful exercise and performance of the functions and duties pertaining to their Office.

You can download a map  to see where the Ngaanyatjarra Lands are located and which areas require a permit.

SAME DAY ISSUE TRANSIT PERMITS (3 days maximum)

Transit Permits are issued to people travelling on the Great Central Road, Heather Highway and Gunbarrel Highway. 

Permits are now available for the Southern Ngaanyatjarra road and the communities of Blackstone, Jameson and Wingellina invite travellers to visit their stores, during opening hours, where food, fuel and general supplies are available.

Travellers on the Heather Highway are welcome to visit Tjirrkarli Community for the purposes of visiting the store.

Travellers on the Sandy Blight Junction Road must travel via Tjukurla Community where food, fuel and general supplies available at the Tjukurla Community Store.

 

PLEASE BE AWARE WHEN VISITING COMMUNITIES THAT PHOTOGRAPHY IS NOT PERMITTED.

 

TRAVEL ON GUNBARREL HIGHWAY (WARBURTON - WARAKURNA)

IF YOU WISH TO TRAVEL THE ABANDONED SECTION OF THE GUNBARREL HIGHWAY (Warburton to Warakurna), YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. You must adhere to the following criteria:

  1. Contact the  Ngaanyatjarra Council Aboriginal Corporation to apply for a permit, acknowledging that you are doing this trip "at your own risk" as this section of the Gunbarrel has been closed for some time and the condition of the road is unknown.
  2. There must be two (2) or more vehicles travelling;
  3. The travelling party must be equipped with effective communication equipment (e.g. royal flying doctor radio, satellite phone, etc.);
  4. You must also adhere to all standard conditions attached to any transit permit.

 

LONGER TERM PERMITS

Travellers wishing to spend longer than 3 days or gain entry to other roads, the communities, art centres or similar within the Ngaanyatjarra Lands will need to outline their proposed itinerary and length of time required. The application is passed on to the appropriate Community for consideration for approval (Turnaround is 5 working days).  In most cases access to communities is only granted for legitimate work purposes.

Download an Application Pack here or contact our Permit Officer on 08 8950 1711 or permits@ngcouncil.org.au for more information.

Permits are obtained by completing an application form and returning it to our Alice Springs Office.

You can also apply for a permit online to access the Ngaanyatjarra Lands through The Department of Aboriginal Affairs (any permits requested for longer than the 3 day transit will be sent to the Ngaanyatjarra Council for approval)

 

RESEARCH, MEDIA AND COMMERCIAL PERMITS

Anyone conducting research, media or commercial projects on Aboriginal land will require a special purpose permit, which may need to be covered by an agreement.  Depending upon the nature of the project, this may necessitate Board approval so must be made at least 40 days in advance.

Requests can be emailed to specialpermits@ngcouncil.org.au

For more information call: 08 8950 1711

 

MINING AND PROSPECTING

These activities are covered by separate legislation and must be covered by an agreement.

Send your request to mining@ngcouncil.org.au

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