Robinson River

ut Robinson River

History
Robinson River historically and currently is a working cattle station. In 1980, the local Garawa people, whom largely resided in Borroloola and aided by the Aboriginal Development Committee began working on a land claim on the Robinson River region.  In1992 the Land Claim was  successful and the Garawa people were handed back the Robinson River Station and surrounding region. Today, the Garawa people are the owner and operators of Robinson River Station.

Population
285 People reside in Robinson River and the a median age of 23.

Contact
Borroloola Council Service Manager (CSM)
Phone: (08) 8975 8758

CEO – Mungoorbada Aboriginal Corporation

Phone: (08) 8975 9712

Access
By road, the trip to Robinson River takes approximately 10 hours from Katherine. The double lane Stuart Highway is sealed the entire way. At Daly Waters, the Carpentaria Highway must be followed to Borroloola. This is a single lane Highway. The remaining 150 km is dirt road. It is recommend to travel in a 4WD. Robinson River may also be accessed by charted light aircraft. Please be advised that Robinson River is a closed community; a Nothern Land Council (NLC) permit is required to visit this community.

Robinson River Services

Roper Gulf Regional Council provides a range of Local Government services in Daly Waters Night Patrol and Remote Jobs for Community  People (RJCP) on behalf of another Government Organisation.

The Mungoorbada Aboriginal Corporation is responsible for other services including, but not limited to Rubbish collection services, cemetery management, traffic management, companion animal management airstrip, the cattle station and the upkeep of parks and gardens.

Local Government
The Roper Gulf Regional Council provides local government in Robinson River, 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.