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Alyangula, Northern Territory

Northern Territory
Alyangula is located in Northern Territory
Population 1,208 (2010)
Established 1960s
Postcode(s) 0885

Alyangula is a township on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory.


Groote Eylandt Mining Company (GEMCO) established Alyangula as the residence for the mining company workers in the late 1960s.[1] The township was established under a special purpose lease between GEMCO, Anindilyakwa Land Council and the Anindilyakwa Land Trust.[2] The township of Alyangula is an unincorporated territory within the northern region of the Northern Territory.

Present day

The township has a population of over 1200 people who are employees of GEMCO and are almost exclusively non-indigenous. [1] [3] The township comprises a first-class resort and two clubs; an arts centre; a coffee shop; a golf course and other sporting facilities; a swimming pool; a church; half a dozen shops; a bank; a post office and a travel agency. The township also has a school; a child care centre; a training centre; an area health centre; and a court house and police station.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island Regional Partnership Agreement: Progress Evaluation" (PDF). Department of Social Services. Commonwealth of Australia. May 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to Groote Eylandt". Anindilyakwa Land Council. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "National Regional Profile: Alyangula (Statistical Local Area)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Commonwealth of Australia. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 

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