Yuendumu is on the edge of the Tanami Desert, 290km north west of Alice Springs along the Tanami Highway, which branches off the Stuart Highway 25 km north of Alice Springs.
Traditional Owners: Warlpiri
Population (ABS 2016 Census): 759
For more information, see Yuendumu.
News & Announcements
Yuendumu has a new community store, which means more fresh fruit and vegetables for locals. The store opened on 1 June and can stock fresh fruit and vegetables for longer periods of time, providing a greater range of healthy food options in the community. The Yuendumu Women’s Centre Aboriginal Corporation worked with the building contractor, Asbuild (NT) Pty Ltd, to build the new store to replace the old facilities. Local Indigenous workers were also employed to work with the building contractor, to construct the store.
The recent opening of the Australian Government funded Yuendumu Child and Family Centre will help set local kids on a path to a healthy life and success at school and beyond.
A Child and Family Centre (CFC) to support the ongoing development and education of young children and families in Yuendumu has been officially opened today by the Commonwealth and Northern Territory governments.
Commonwealth Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and Northern Territory Minister for Education, Peter Chandler, jointly opened the centre, which can cater for up to 65 children from birth through to six years of age. The Yuendumu CFC was constructed with funding from the Australian Government.
Congratulations Eddie Jampijinpa Robertson, the 2015 Northern Territory Senior Australian of the Year. The Warlpiri elder and Australian Government Indigenous Engagement Officer from Yuendumu in central Australia has dedicated his life to helping his community.
Work to build a peace park at Yuendumu in the Northern Territory is expected to start early next month, providing employment for local Aboriginal people and a much-needed community facility.