Tjirrkarli Community

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Western Australia
Tjirrkarli is located in Western Australia
Coordinates26.000887°0′S 125.473131°0′E / 26.001°S 125.473°E / -26.001; 125.473Coordinates: 26.000887°0′S 125.473131°0′E / 26.001°S 125.473°E / -26.001; 125.473
Location120 km (75 mi) west of Warburton
LGA(s)Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku
State electorate(s)Kalgoorlie
Federal division(s)O'Connor

Tjirrkarli is a medium-sized Aboriginal community, located in the Goldfields–Esperance region of Western Australia, within the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku.


The community was established in the 1980s in the vicinity of a bore put down by Shell Oil. The company was searching for oil and constructed an extensive network of seismic lines, some of which are now used as main access roads to the community or as hunting tracks.

Native title[edit]

The community is located within the determined Ngaanyatjarra Lands (Part A) (WAD6004/04) native title claim area.


The community is managed through its incorporated body, Tjirrkarli (Aboriginal Corporation), incorporated under the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 on 24 March 1987.

Town planning[edit]

Tjirrkarli Layout Plan No.1 has been prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy 3.2 Aboriginal Settlements. Layout Plan No.1 was endorsed by the community on 3 December 2003 and the Western Australian Planning Commission on 29 June 2004. The Layout Plan map-set and background report can be viewed at Planning Western Australia's web site.[1]


  1. ^ "Layout plans". Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage. 20 February 2020. Retrieved 10 February 2021.

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