In addition to the town centre Borroloola includes Garawa Camp One, Garawa Camp Two, Yanyula Camp and Mara Camp.
926 People reside in Borroloola with a median age of 26 years old.
Council Service Manager (CSM)
Phone: (08) 8975 8758
Government Engagement Coordinator (GEC)
Phone: (08) 8975 8976
Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Association Inc.
Phone: (08) 8975 8746
Borroloola may be accessed via the Carpentaria Highway which is a sealed, all-weather, single lane road. It is approximately seven hours drive from Katherine. Borroloola is also located on the Savannah Way which links Cairns Northern Queensland and Broome in Western Australia. The road east is an unsealed road and can be subject to closures in the wet season. The Tablelands Highway also links Tennant Creek. Borroloola may also be accessed via chartered small aircraft. It is approximately two kilometres from the Borroloola Airstrip to the Town Centre. Furthermore, there is a barge landing 40 kilometres from Borroloola which is functional only when weather conditions are suitable.
Roper Gulf Regional Council provides a range of Local Government services in Borroloola including road maintenance and repair, traffic management, rubbish collection, upkeep of parks, gardens and weed maintenance, community safety through Night Patrol, companion animal welfare and control, assets and fleet management, sport and recreation and governance support. Roper Gulf Regional Council operate a Swimming pool and Rubbish Dump for effective waste management.
Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Association operates a Child Care Centre, an Aged Care Centre, Art and Craft Centre, Sea Ranger Unit, RJCP activities, Nursery, Mechanical Workshop, Radio Station and Safe House in Borroloola. Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Association also assists Roper Gulf Regional Council with waste management through the collection of car bodies and transporting them to the Borroloola Dump
Other services in Borroloola include a Police Station, School, Health Clinic, Motels and Caravan Parks, Cafes and several shops.
Local Government and Local Authority Meetings (Governance)
The Roper Gulf Regional Council provides local government in Borroloola, which sits in the South West Gulf Ward. The Council’s Headquarters is located in Katherine, NT with a Service Delivery Centre located in Borroloola.
An integral part of the community consultation process in the community of Borroloola occurs through Borroloola Local Authority Meetings. The Local Authority is made up of the Elected Member/s whom sit on Council for the South West Gulf Ward and nominated representatives from the community. All other stakeholders in Borroloola are also invited to attend the Local Authority Meetings. The resolutions made at these meetings form the basis of all planning made by Roper Gulf Regional Council.
For more information on the Borroloola Local Authority Meetings, its minutes and agendas, please click here.
Borroloola Show, Rodeo and Campdraft are annual events in Borroloola. There are also various fishing competitions through-out the year as well as NAIDOC Week Celebrations. The Boona Boona Festival, Dancesite Festival and Celebrate Kids events are held annually also.