Maranboy – Arnhem and Western

The patrol area is 23,000km², including 4 major Aboriginal communities and 4 cattle stations comprising 30 percent of the district. Although Beswick, Barunga and Manyallaluk are Alcohol Restricted Zones under the Liquor Act, permits to drink at home are issued and police attend alcohol related incidents. Members also attend to the general duties of motor vehicle registration, firearms licensing and regular patrols.


The nearest school is at the Barunga Community Education Centre which caters for Pre-School through to Year 12.

Health services

The nearest health clinic is at Barunga. The Sunrise Health Service (SHS) manages the clinic for this community. Staffing for the clinic are registered nurses and Aboriginal health workers. A doctor visits 2 to 3 days per week.

Recreation activities

Include fishing, hunting, and bush walking. Barunga has an AFL team playing local competition. The annual Barunga Festival is a major event on the Aboriginal and tourist calendar.


Beswick Falls

Nitmuluk Gorge and National Park

Beswick Creek