Ramingining – Arafura

The community is located on the edge of the heritage listed Arafura Wetlands in Central Arnhem Land. Ramingining is located approximately 580km east of Darwin, 435km west of Nhulunbuy and 30km inland from the coast.

Barge landing at Ramingining
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Ramingining Community Education Centre caters for pre-school through to secondary year 12.


The new health clinic provides primary health care services to residents of the Ramingining community. There are a mix of aboriginal health workers and registered nurses as well as a district medical officer who regularly visits the community. A dentist also visits monthly. There are a range of specialists that also visit at different intervals. Clinic staff dispense appropriate medications.

History and culture

The people at Ramingining originally moved from Milingimbi during the establishment of the Missions. Fresh water shortage on Milingimbi forced the population to begin a new settlement that became Ramingining. The people of Milingimbi and Ramingining follow strong Yolngu traditions and ceremony. An example is a typical funeral ceremony for a local resident which has not changed over many many years. The body of a deceased is kept at their residence for periods of up to 10 days with dancing and grieving before the body is buried in close proximity to the residence where they once lived.

Recreation activities

Fishing and hunting. If you are into photography Ramingining has beautiful landscapes to be photographed.


Blythe River

Glyde River