Borroloola is a remote community on the Carpentaria Highway about 7 hours drive southeast of Katherine in the Northern Territory.
Population (ABS 2016 Census): 871
For more information, see Roper Gulf Regional Council - Borroloola.
News & Announcements
Two long-running native title claims covering land in the Northern Territory town of Borroloola have been resolved at a historic on-country sitting of the Federal Court today. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the determination recognised exclusive possession over vacant crown land as well as rights to take and use resources for any purpose, including commercial opportunities. “This is a great result for the Rrumburriya Borroloola people who have made history today.
Federal Government funding of over $500,000 for a playgroup project in Borroloola is a big win for the community in both early education and employment.
Many Indigenous communities are looking at ways of keeping their culture and heritage alive while providing jobs for community members. The li-Anthawirriyarra people from around Borroloola in the Gulf of Carpentaria are tackling this by setting up a trial eco-tourism business and cultural programme.
More than 200 hectares of land has been handed back to its traditional owners at Jawuma (Black Rock Landing) near Borroloola in the Northern Territory.