Ilkulka Community, Western Australia

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Coordinates: 28°22′35″S 127°30′05″E / 28.3764°S 127.5014°E / -28.3764; 127.5014

Ilkulka Roadhouse

Ilkulka Community (often spelt Ilkurlka) is a small community and roadhouse on the Anne Beadell Highway in Western Australia.[1]

Located 165 km west of the South Australia border, it is the only fuel and supplies depot on the 1340 km long desert track between Laverton and Coober Pedy.

Opened in 2003, the roadhouse is managed by Ilkulka Aboriginal Corporation. Located at the intersection of Madura Loongana Track (Aboriginal Business Road) and the Anne Beadell Highway, it mainly caters to local Aboriginal communities.

Ilkulka Roadhouse was built, is owned and is operated by the Spinifex People who hold Native Title over the Spinifex Native Title Determination area. Ilkulka is located in the centre of these lands. Ilkulka is named after a major rockhole nearby.

It is 600 km east of Laverton and 750 km west of Coober Pedy, and may be the most isolated roadhouse in Australia.


  1. ^ Hema, Maps (2005). Australia’s Great Desert Tracks SC Sheet (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland: Hema Maps. ISBN 978-1-86500-164-7. 

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