The Barkly Regional Council is divided into four wards, and is governed by a Mayor and 12 Councillors
Alyawarr Ward (4 elected members) represents the communities of Ali Curung, Ampilatwatja, Arlparra and Wutunugurra
Patta Ward (5 elected members) represents Tennant Creek and the surrounding area
Alpurrurulam Ward (1 elected member) represents the community of Alpurrurulam
Kuwarrangu* Ward (2 elected members) represents Elliott and the surrounding area –
*Recommended and endorsed by Council in 2015 for Yapakurlangu to be renamed Kuwarrangu. The new ward name of Kuwarrangu was gazetted by the NT Government in 2016.