Changes to the internal ward boundaries of Barkly Regional Council in effect from March 2012 included a new ward named Alpurrurulam, which brought the total elected members from 12 to 13, including a popularly elected President.
In accordance with section 9 (2) of the Local Government Act changes were actioned via a NT Government Gazette notice – Alpurrurulam Ward 2 Feb 2012.
In 2015 Barkly Regional Council endorsed the ward name change from Yapakurlangu to Kuwarrangu. This change was gazetted by the NT Government in 2016.
Localities within the four wards are as follows:
PATTA WARD: Blue Bush, Hingston's Place, Junkaji, Kalinjarri, Kargaru, Kalumpurlpa, Kumunu, Karlinjaringi, Kurraya, Likkaparta, Marla Marla, McLaren Creek Station, Mungalawurru, Mungkarta, Munji-Marla, Murtulki, Napagunpa, Ngalpa Ngalpa, Ngurrutiji, Nguyarramini, Nuradidgee, Pakulki, Phillip Creek Station, Pingala, Puawua, Punjarriji, Tennant Creek, Tingkarl, Wiitin, and Wuppa.
ALYAWARR WARD: 10 Mile, Ali Curung, Amengernterneah, Ammaroo Station, Ampilatwatja, Ankerrapw, Arapunya Station, Annerre, Arawerr, Arlparra, Arrawajin, Arnerre, Artekerr, Atheley, Atnarara, Atneltyey, Atnwengerrpe, Atheley, Barrow Creek, Camel Camp, Canteen Creek, Delmore Downs Station, Derry Downs Station, Elkedra Station, Epenarra, Hatches Creek, Illeuwurru, Imangara, Imperrenth, Indaringinya, Inkawenyerre, Inkwelaye, Irrultja, Iylentye, Jemelke, Kalpitapta, Kunayungku, Kurundi Station, Kurinelli, Miyikampi, Murray Downs Station, Neutral Junction Station, Ngappamilarnu, Ngkwarlerlanem, Panjirriji, Partnparinji, Pungalindem, Purrukuwurru, Singleton Station,Tara, Tommyhawk Swamp, Wakurlpu, Wauchope, Welere, Wunara, Wutunugurra and Wycliffe Well.
KUWARRANGU WARD: Alexandria Station, Alroy Downs Station, Anthony Lagoon Station, Arruwurru Station, Austral Downs Station, Avon Downs Station, Bajaminyi, Banka Banka Station, Barkly Homestead, Beetaloo Station, Benmarra, Bootu Creek, Brunchilly Station, Brunette Downs Station, Burrumburru, Burudu, Connells Lagoon, Corella Creek, Elliott, Gallipoli Station, Gulunguru, Gumuluji, Gurungu, Helen Springs Station, Iluwurru, Jangirulu, Jilundarina, Jingaloo, Kulumpurlpa, Kurntapurra, Lija Mukumparla, Mallapunyah Springs Station, Marlinja, Mittiebah Station, Muckaty Station, Mungabroom Station, Murranji Station, Murun Murula, Namerinni, Newcastle Waters, Ngunarra, Ngurrara, Nudjabarra, Powell Creek Station, Renner Springs, Rockhampton Downs Station, Soudan Station, Ucharonidge Station, Walhallow Station,Wangalinji, Wilyuku and Wogyala.
ALPURRURLAM WARD: Alpurrurulam community, Argadargada Station, Annitowa Station, Lake Nash Station, Irrmarne, and Ooratippra Station.