Manyallaluk (Eva Valley)

Manyallaluk, also known as Eva Valley, is located north-east of Katherine in the Nyirranggulung Ward

Quick snapshot


97 people reside in Manyallaluk with a medium age of 21 years old (Census 2021)


The people of Manyallaluk speak Alawa, Kriol, Maiyali and English


Manyallaluk Council Office

Phone: (08) 8975 4091

Manyallaluk, also known as Eva Valley, is located north-east of Katherine in the Nyirranggulung Ward and is approximately 35 kilometres from the Central Arnhem Highway.

Aerial view of Manyallaluk Community
Aerial view of Manyallaluk


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

Service TypeAvailableDetails
Regular Transport ServiceNo  
FuelNo Fuel is available at Katherine, Wugularr and Mataranka
Commercial AccommodationNo Accommodation is available at Katherine, Wugularr and Mataranka
Community StoreNo  
AirstripYes Eva Valley Aerodrome (unsealed)
Health CentreYes 

Primary Health Care delivered by Sunrise Health Services 

(08) 8975 4864

AlcoholNo Alcohol Protected Area and a General Restricted Area
Police StationNo 

Serviced by Maranboy Police Station (40km from the community)

(08) 8975 4500


Manyallaluk School

(08) 8975 4500

Council Service Delivery CentreYes  
Mobile Phone, Internet & RadioYes There is currently one public telephone in Manyallaluk and the community receives 4G Telstra coverage
Post OfficeYes Post Office located at Council Service Delivery Centre
Early Childcare CentreYes Council operates a Crèche Centre at Lot 28
Aged Care CentreYes Council operates an Aged Care Centre at Lot



By road, driving from Katherine to Manyallaluk takes just over one (1) hour. Heading south, turn onto the Central Arnhem Highway (sign posted as Barunga/Beswick/Nhulunbuy) and drive to the Manyallaluk turn off. Travel for 37km on a dirt road to the Manyallaluk community. During the wet season the dirt road can be closed for a few days due to flooding. Manyallaluk may also be accessed via chartered small aircraft. 

Please be advised that Manyallaluk is a closed community; a Northern Land Council (NLC) permit is required to visit this community.



From 1920 to 1960 the area around Maranboy was mined for tungsten, tin and copper. In 1940 a cattle station was established in Manyallaluk and employed local people to catch wild buffalo. Four (4) mud brick buildings from this era (consisting of a homestead, stable, meat house and admin office) have survived.


Local Authority 

An integral part of the community consultation process in Manyallaluk occurs through Manyallaluk Local Authority Meetings. The Local Authority is made up of the Elected Member/s who sit on Council for the Nyirranggulung Ward and are nominated representatives from the community. All stakeholders in Manyallaluk 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 Manyallaluk Local Authority Meeting, click here

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