The Ngaanyatjarra Council is the principal organisation in a large conglomerate of Ngaanyatjarra service delivery organisations, some separately incorporated. The Council was separately incorporated in March 1981, under the Aboriginal Corporations Act.
Warburton, Irrunytju (Wingellina), Papulankutja (Blackstone), Mantamaru (Jameson), Warakurna, Tjirrkarli, Tjukurla, Wanarn, Kiwirrkurra, Cosmo Newberry, Patjarr and Pria Kata (Kanpa) are the current member communities of Ngaanyatjarra Council.
The main objective of the Council is to support the development of its members in all ways. The Council is directly involved in a variety of intiatives relating to health, education, training, employment, housing, law and justice matters, finance, land management and a variety of viable commercial enterprises. Ngaanyatjarra Council's operations are principally funded by grants from a range of Commonwealth and State Government ministries, noteably FaHCSIA.
Ngaanyatjarra Council main Administration offices are located in Alice Springs, this includes the Coordinator, Financial Services, Payroll, HR Services, Health Services, Land and Culture and IT support. Council also has an Administration office in South Perth which hosts staff from the Ngaanyatjarra Council Regional Housing Program (NCRHP), Ngaanyatjarra Essential Services & Building Services and Training, Employment & Municipal Services (TEAMS). In additional there are in excess of 100 employees based on the Ngaanyatjarra Communities providing direct services to Community members.
Each of the Ngaanyatjarra Communities is an autonomous, spearately incorporated Body (an Association) incorporated under either a Commonwealth Act (The Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976) or a Western Australian State Government Act (The Associations Incorporations Act 1895 - 1969). Incorporation of each of their Community organisations empoweres the Ngaanyatjarra people, through their Board to make their own social and economic planning decisions for meeting current needs and for future developments.
To contact Ngaanayatjarra Council:
Address: 6/58 Head St, Alice Springs NT 0870
Postal Address: PO Box 644, Alice Springs NT 0871
Tel: 08 8950 1711