Tiwi Islands Shire

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Tiwi Islands Shire
Northern Territory
Tiwi Islands Shire.jpg
Population2,453 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.32703/km2 (0.84700/sq mi)
Area7,500.84 km2 (2,896.1 sq mi)
MayorLynette Jane De Santis
Council seatDarwin (outside LGA)
RegionTiwi Islands
Federal Division(s)Solomon
Tiwi Islands Council Logo.svg
WebsiteTiwi Islands Shire
LGAs around Tiwi Islands Shire:
Timor Sea Timor Sea Arafura Sea
Timor Sea Tiwi Islands Shire West Arnhem
Wagait Darwin West Arnhem

The Tiwi Islands Shire is a local government area of the Northern Territory, Australia. The Shire covers an area of 7,500.84 km² and has an estimated population of 2,453 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 Tiwi Islands Shire Council was created on 1 July 2008 as were the remaining ten shires.

Elections of Shire Councillors were held on 25 October 2008. The current President (Mayor) of the Tiwi Islands Shire is Lynette Jane De Santis.


The Tiwi Islands Shire Council is divided into 4 wards, which is governed by 11 councillors across four wards:

  • Milikapiti (3)
  • Nguiu (5)
  • Pirlangimpi (3)
  • Wurankuwu (1)



  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Tiwi Islands (R) (Local Government Area)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata

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Coordinates: 12°27′00″S 130°49′59″E / 12.4500°S 130.8330°E / -12.4500; 130.8330