Borroloola – Arnhem and Western

The Borroloola Township consists of four main communities within the town being Yanyula Camp, Garawa Camp, Mara Camp and the Sub-division.

Fire and Emergency Response Group

A small Fire and Emergency Response Group (FERG) exists in Borroloola. The FERG is located in a small shed adjacent to the police station. FERG volunteers are trained in grass fire fighting, road crash rescue, first aid, search and rescue and search boat operations. If required some further fire fighting assistance can be obtained from the McArthur River mine site.


The Borroloola Community Education Centre (CEC) caters for children from pre-school age through to high school, with a dedicated middle school. Borroloola also has a crèche called the Wunala Crèche.


The Borroloola Health Clinic is staffed with Registered Nurses and Aboriginal Health Workers. It has a medical practitioner attending weekly and is also equipped with an ambulance and nurses are on call 24 hours a day.

Recreation activities

Fishing, camping and bush activities. The King Ash Bay Boat and Fishing Club, 30km downstream attracts thousands of visitors each year for estuary fishing and reef fishing at the Sir Edward Pellew Group of islands. There is also an annual fishing competition, rodeo and camp draft. Borroloola has limited organised sporting activities however does have the facilities. Borroloola has a large football and cricket ground.

The Borroloola Youth Development Unit also has a supply of sporting equipment available for use by members. There are tennis nights every week as well as basketball. There is a cricket competition run every year called the Barra Cup consisting of local Borroloola, Robinson River, Timber Creek, and Katherine cricket teams playing at Borroloola.


Caranbirini Conservation reserve

The Lost City

Baranyi National Park

Borroloola Regional Museum

Pioneer graves

Nathan River Station