Council Homelands

Homelands play a significant role in Indigenous culture and life generally as well as playing an integral part in influencing enterprise, cultural and lifestyle practices. This includes the important role of homelands and associated 'outstations' as cultural retreats for the different clans to maintain and further develop their existing strong connections to Country and their spiritual past as well as providing a contextual opportunity to pass on cultural practices and bush knowledge to the younger generations. Access to homelands is only permitted with the approval of the Traditional Owners. This applies both to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people from different clans.


West Daly Regional Council is funded to provide municipal and essential services by the Department of Community Services to residents of remote outstations in the council's area.

Living in West Daly

The new West Daly Regional Council (WDRC) covers 14,000 square kilometres and has a population of more than 3000 throughout the communities of Wadeye (Port Keats), Peppimenarti (Peppi) and Palumpa. The roads to the communities are cut by flooding...