Roper Gulf Region

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Roper Gulf Regional Council
Northern Territory
Roper Gulf Shire.jpg
Population6,505 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.0351287/km2 (0.090983/sq mi)
Area185,176 km2 (71,496.9 sq mi)
MayorJudy MacFarlane
Council seatKatherine (outside LGA)
RegionKatherine Region
Territory electorate(s)Arnhem, Barkly
Federal Division(s)Lingiari
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WebsiteRoper Gulf Regional Council
LGAs around Roper Gulf Regional Council:
West Arnhem West Arnhem East Arnhem
Victoria Daly Roper Gulf Regional Council Gulf of Carpentaria
Victoria Daly Barkly Burke (QLD)

Roper Gulf Regional Council is a local government area of the Northern Territory, Australia. The region covers an area of 185,176 square kilometres (71,497 sq mi) and had a population of around 6,500 at the 2016 Census.


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 Roper-Gulf Shire was created on 1 July 2008 as were the remaining ten shires. On 1 January 2014, the Shire was renamed to Roper Gulf Regional Council.

Elections for the Councillors in the Region were held on 25 October 2008.

Most of the area of the Council was previously unincorporated, but it absorbed several small LGAs on incorporation:


The Roper Gulf Regional Council is divided into 5 wards, which is governed by 13 Councillors across four wards:

  • Never Never Ward (3)
  • Numbulwar Numburindi Ward (2)
  • Nyirranggulung Ward (3)
  • South West Gulf Ward (3)
  • Yugul Mangi Ward (2)



  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Roper Gulf (R)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 December 2017. Edit this at Wikidata

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Coordinates: 14°28′01″S 132°16′01″E / 14.4670°S 132.2670°E / -14.4670; 132.2670