Barkly Region

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For the geographic area, see Barkly Tableland.
Barkly Region
Northern Territory
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Population 8,168 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 0.0253260/km2 (0.065594/sq mi)
Established 2008
Area 322,514 km2 (124,523.4 sq mi)
Council seat Tennant Creek
Region Barkly Tableland
Territory electorate(s) Barkly
Federal Division(s) Lingiari
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Website Barkly Region
LGAs around Barkly Region:
Victoria Daly Roper Gulf Burke
Victoria Daly Barkly Region Mount Isa
Central Desert Central Desert Boulia

The Barkly Region is a local government area of the Northern Territory, Australia. The region's main town is Tennant Creek. The region covers an area of 322,514 square kilometres (124,523 sq mi) and has an estimated population of 8,168 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 was created on 1 July 2008 as were the remaining ten shires. On 1 January 2014, it was renamed Barkly Region.

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


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

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



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Coordinates: 26°35′35″S 118°29′28″E / 26.5931°S 118.4911°E / -26.5931; 118.4911