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Barkly Shire

Barkly Shire
Northern Territory
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Population 8,137(2010)[1]
Established 2008
Area 322,514 km2 (124,523.4 sq mi)
Mayor Rosalie Kunoth Monks
Council seat Tennant Creek
Region Barkly Tableland
Territory electorate(s) Barkly
Federal Division(s) Lingiari
LGAs around Barkly Shire:
Victoria Daly Roper Burke
Victoria Daly Barkly Shire Mount Isa
Central Desert Central Desert Boulia

The Barkly Shire is a local government area of the Northern Territory, Australia. The shire main town is Tennant Creek The shire covers an area of 322,514 square kilometres (124,523 sq mi) and has an estimated population of 8,077 people.


In October 2006 the Northern Territory Government announced the reform of local government areas.The intention of the reform was to improve and expand the delivery of services to towns and communities across the Northern Territory by establishing eleven new shires. The Barkly Shire Council was created on 1 July 2008 as were the remaining ten shires.

The most recent elections of Shire Councillors were held on 23 March 2012. The current President (Mayor) of the Shire is Barbara Shaw,


The Barkly Shire Council is divided into 4 wards, which is governed by a Preisdent and 12 councillors across four wards:

  • Alyawarr Ward (4)
  • Patta Ward (5)
  • Yapakurlangu (2)
  • Alpururrulam Ward (1)


  • Ali Curung
  • Alpurrurulam
  • Ampilatwatja
  • Canteen Creek
  • Elliott
  • Tennant Creek
  • Urapuntja Outstations
  • Wutunugurra


External links

  • Map of LGAs
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