Jilkminggan is located in the Never Never Ward, 146 kilometres south-east of Katherine and 38 kilometres from Mataranka. 

Quick snapshot


263 people reside in Jilkminggan with a median age of 25 years old (Census 2021)


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


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Jilkminggan Council Office: Lot 17, Jilkminggan NT 0852

Phone: 08 8972 9009

Community Postal Address: PO Box 4028, Jilkminggan NT 0852

Jilkminggan is located in the Never Never Ward, 146 kilometres south-east of Katherine and 38 kilometres from Mataranka. Jilkminggan may also be called Djembere, Jjilkminggan or Duck Creek.

Entrance sign at football oval
Jilkminggan Oval


By road, the trip to Jilkminggan takes approximately one and a half (1.5) hours 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 kilometres south of Mataranka. Please be advised that Jilkminggan is a closed community; a Northern Land Council (NLC) permit is required to visit this community.


Local Authority 

An integral part of the community consultation process in Jilkminggan occurs through Jilkminggan Local Authority Meetings. The Local Authority is made up of the Elected Member/s who sit on Council for the Never Never Ward and are nominated representatives from the community. All stakeholders in Jilkminggan are 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.

To attend a Jilkminggan Local Authority Meeting, click here

To view our Local Authority Meeting dates, agendas and minutes, click here



This information is sourced from the Northern Territory Government and is available on BushTel

Service TypeAvailableDetails
Regular Transport ServiceYes

Katherine Coaches

(08) 8971 0774

FuelNo Available at Mataranka 
Commercial AccommodationNo

Commercial accommodation is available in Mataranka or Katherine

Community StoreYes

Dungalan Store

(08) 8975 4188

AirstripNo Nearest airstrip is in Mataranka (37km from Jilkminggan community)
Health CentreYes

Primary Health Care delivered by Sunrise Health Services 

(08) 8975 4741


Alcohol Protected Area and a General Restricted Area

Police StationNo

Serviced by Mataranka Police Station

(08) 8975 4511


Jilkminggan School

(08) 8975 4896

Council Service Delivery CentreYes  Council Office located at Lot 17, Jilkminggan NT 0852
Mobile Phone, Internet & RadioYes Telstra 3G telephone and internet coverage is available in the community. There is also a public telephone in Jilkminggan and digital television is connected to all homes
Post OfficeYes Post Office located at Council Service Delivery Centre
Early Childcare CentreYes Council operates a Crèche Centre at Lot 86
Aged Care CentreYes Council operates an Aged Care Centre at Lot