Jilkminggan

About Jilkminggan

(Djembere, Djilkminggan, Duck Creek, Jilkminggal)

Population
280 People reside in Jilkminggan with a median age of 18 years old.

Outstations
Mole Hill and Mulgan Camp.

Languages
The people of Jilkminggan speak Mangarrayi, Kriol, Roper River Creole and English.

Contacts
Jilkminggan Council Service Manager (CSM)
Phone: (08) 8975 4751

Government Engagement Coordinator (GEC)
Email: barry.clarke@fahcsia.gov.au
Phone: (08) 8975 4751

Jilkminggan Community Aboriginal Corporation (JCAC)
Ph: 89 774100
Fax: 89 774200
E: admin@jcac.org.au

Access
By road, the trip to Jilkminggan takes approximately an hour and a half on an all weather road from Katherine. The double lane Stuart Highway is sealed in its entirety as is the Jilkminggan access road that links Jilkminggan to the Stuart Highway approximately 10 km south of Mataranka. Please be advised that Jilkminggan is a closed community; a Nothern Land Council (NLC) permit is required to visit this community.

Jilkminggan Services

Roper Gulf Regional Council provides a range of Local Government services in Jilkminggan 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, governance support as well as providing access to Centrelink, community care programs for the children and elderly on behalf of other government agencies. Roper Gulf Regional Council also operates the Community Development Program (CDP) in the community of Jilkminggan.

Also located in Jilkminggan are a Health Clinic, School, Store.  The Police Station is located at Mataranka, 28 km from Jilkminggan.

There is currently a public telephone in Jilkminggan and Digital television is connected to all homes.

Local Government and Local Authority Meetings (Governance)
The Roper Gulf Regional Council provides local government in Jilkminggan, which sits in the Never Never Ward. The Council’s Headquarters is located in Katherine, NT with a Service Delivery Centre located in Jilkminggan.

An integral part of the community consultation process in the community of Jilkminggan occurs through Jilkiminggan Local Authority Meetings. The Local Authority is made up of the Elected Member/s whom sit on Council for the Never Never Ward and nominated representatives from the community. All other stakeholders in Jilkminggan 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 Jilkminggan Local Authority Meetings, its minutes and agendas, please click here.