Bulman and Weemol

About Bulman and Weemol

(Gulin Gulin, Mardrulk and Yulngu)

Population
275 People reside in Bulman and Weemol Outstation located five kilometres from Bulman, with a median age of 23 years old.

Outstations
Baghetti, Mount Jean, Momob, Gopulyu, Morak, Barapunta and Mount Catt.

Languages
The people of Bulman speak Rembarranga, Kriol and English.

Contacts

Bulman Service Delivery Centre
Phone: (08) 8975 4189

Government Engagement Coordinator (GEC)
Phone: (08) 8977 4021

Access
By road, the trip to Bulman takes approximately four hours from Katherine. The single lane Central Arnhem Highway is sealed to the gateway of Beswick (118 kilometres). The remaining 194 kilometres is dirt road with patches of corrugation and bull dust. The road does become inaccessible at times during most wet seasons at Mainoru River and Flying Fox Creek. Bulman may also be accessed via chartered small aircraft. It is approximately ten kilometres from the Bulman Airstrip to Bulman Community. Please be advised that Bulman and Weemol are closed communities; a Nothern Land Council (NLC) permit is required to visit these communities.

Bulman and Weemol Services

Roper Gulf Regional Council provides a range of Local Government services in Bulman including road maintenance and repair, traffic management, rubbish collection, airstrip maintenance and repair, upkeep of parks, gardens and weed maintenance, community safety through Night Patrol, companion animal welfare and control, assets and fleet management, sport and recreation, governance support as well as providing access to Centrelink. Roper Gulf Regional Council also operates the Community Development Program (CDP) in the community of Bulman.

Also located in Bulman are a Health Clinic, School, Store, Airstrip and Police Station.

There are currently two public telephones in Bulman. Digital television is connected to all homes and local radio is provided through the Indigenous Broadcast Program (IBS).

Local Government and Local Authority Meetings (Governance)
The Roper Gulf Regional Council provides local government in Bulman, which sits in the Nyirranggulung Ward. The Council’s Headquarters is located in Katherine, NT with a Service Delivery Centre located in Bulman.

An integral part of the community consultation process in the community of Bulman occurs through Bulman Local Authority Meetings. The Local Authority is made up of the Elected Member/s whom sit on Council for the Nyirranggulung Ward and nominated representatives from the community. All other stakeholders in Bulman 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 Bulman Local Authority Meetings, its minutes and agendas, please click here.

Events
The Walamun Culutural Festival is largely run by community members and it gives an opportunity to share arts, crafts, talents and culture.  A date has not been set yet for this year but it generally runs in July.