The Council

Ngawa kukunari ngini nuwa awungarra kapi nginingawula murrakupuni. Awi. We are happy that you are here in our country, in our land. Talking to everybody. -Tiwi Greeting

The Tiwi Islands Shire Council was created under legislation by the Northern Territory Government in July 2008 and now administers the two Tiwi islands, Bathurst and Melville, and the communities of Wurrumiyanga, Wurankuwu, Milikapiti (Snake Bay) and Pirlangimpi (Garden Point), as well as a number of smaller outstations on both islands.

The Tiwi Islands Regional Council was enabled under legislation passed by the Northern Territory Government in January 2014.