Barkly Buzz

To obtain news before December 2014 please contact the Public Relations Officer on (08) 8962 0000.

Posted 19 Nov 2021 News

Light up your life with some cash this Christmas

Thanks to Councilor Hal Ruger

Posted 19 Nov 2021 News

Nominations now open for Australia Day Awards!

Who will be our Citizen of the Year 2022?

Posted 11 Nov 2021 News

Reception relocation to the library

Same friendly faces, new location

Posted 1 Nov 2021 News

Up to $3000- in Grants

Up for grabs until November 30

Posted 30 Sep 2021 News

Have your say - Paterson Street Upgrade

Let your voice be heard

Posted 10 Sep 2021 News

Election Results Revealed

A new Council for the Barkly

Posted 16 Aug 2021 News

Voting schedule 2021

Find out today and have your say

Posted 6 Aug 2021 News

New Candidates for the Barkly Region

New term edges closer as candidates are announced

Posted 21 Jul 2021 News

Become an elected member

Nominations closing soon

Posted 12 Jul 2021 News

New Citizens of the Barkly 2021


Posted 25 Jun 2021 News

Regional Plan available!

Regional Plan 2021-2022 - have a look!

Posted 24 Jun 2021 News

Youthlinx Soccor comp

Register Today!

Posted 17 Jun 2021 News

PSA - Warning - Keep your dogs protected

The potentially fatal Ehrlichiosis disease is killing our dogs

Posted 14 May 2021 News



Posted 23 Apr 2021 News

ANZAC Day Program 2021

See what's happening in Tennant Creek and Elliott

Posted 13 Apr 2021 News

Minor Road Closures Friday 16 April

Minor Road Closures Friday 16 April 2021

Posted 30 Mar 2021 News

Easter office hours for the Council

The holidays long weekend is upon us

Posted 23 Mar 2021 News

Construction Complete

New playground at Lake Mary Ann (Tingkkarli) for everyone to enjoy

Posted 17 Mar 2021 News

International Womens Day 2021

Tennant Creek came out in force and solidarity

Posted 8 Mar 2021 News

Road Resealing in Tennant Creek

UPDATED 16 March - Upcoming Works to Your Street

Posted 11 Feb 2021 News

Alcohol Restrictions Survey

Be heard today!

Posted 27 Jan 2021 News

VACANCY: Barkly Regional Backbone Executive Officer

Excellent leadership opportunity. Exciting project, high functioning team.

Posted 4 Jan 2021 News

Australia Day Awards

Nominations Now Open!

Posted 9 Nov 2020 News

myBarkly Voucher Scheme

Save money for free!

Posted 15 Sep 2020 News

Pool hours extended for summer

No more pool queue

Posted 26 Aug 2020 News

New Location for Tennant Creek Dump Point

Our Dump Point has been moved!

Posted 17 Jul 2020 News

IGA Supermarket Alternatives

Find out where to get your essential in the next few weeks

Posted 8 Jul 2020 News

New Careers Portal

Join the team

Posted 18 Jun 2020 News

Youth Council 2020

Welcoming new members to our diverse youth team

Posted 18 Jun 2020 News

Men's Health Awareness at Tennant Creek High School

Check out our snaps from the day

Posted 26 May 2020 News

Take our community sports survey

and let us know what YOU want to do!

Posted 25 May 2020 News

Bio security update and Lake Mary Ann now open

The latest ease on restrictions can be found here

Posted 30 Apr 2020 News

Council extends rate payment waiver for both business and residential

Find out how to apply now!

Posted 3 Apr 2020 News

Live SMS Updates for the Barkly Region

Text 0438 905 610 to sign up

Posted 2 Apr 2020 News

Council trialing new business model

Monday 6 April we will be working from home.

Posted 2 Apr 2020 News

Shade Cloth Structure Completed!

Throwing shade TC Style

Posted 25 Mar 2020 News

Pandemic Relief

Find out how to get financial assistance from the government

Posted 2 Mar 2020 News

Public Forum Announcement - Monday 9 March 2020 4:30pm

Have you r say about our recent pre-approval of the $1 million for drought relief funding

Posted 14 Feb 2020 News

Youth Council Nominations 2020

Now open for Youth aged 14-18

Posted 12 Feb 2020 News

Expressions of Interest

from qualified parties to construct and operate a Motel or similar accommodation model in Elliott on a commercial basis.

Posted 12 Feb 2020 News

Public Forum Announcement

Come to council and have your say about our new Youth Facilities in Ali Curung and Tennant Creek

Posted 31 Jan 2020 News

Australia Day 2020

We celebrated Australia Day 2020 in style

Posted 24 Jan 2020 News

Arrangements for Ian (Slim) Tuxworth's Passing

For those wishing to attend the Memorial Service of Ian Tuxworth

Posted 24 Dec 2019 News

Youthlinks Summer Holiday Program

This school holidays come join us for a wide array of activities suited for all interests and skill levels.

Posted 23 Dec 2019 News

Condolences from Barkly Regional Council

Acknowledgement of community and staff member passing

Posted 22 Dec 2019 News

Christmas Lights Competition Winners

Congratulations to all and to all a good night

Posted 5 Dec 2019 News

Green Waste Collection

From 16 - 20 December 2019

Posted 26 Nov 2019 News

The Juno Centre Open Day 2019

​Last week Barkly Regional Council attended the Juno Centre Community Showcase Open Day.

Posted 14 Nov 2019 News

Memorial Day Tennant Creek

Lest we forget - a commemorative service, a community gathering and an homage to the sacrifices of war.

Posted 15 Oct 2019 News

Aussie Backyard Bird Count 2019

Play a vital role in providing important information to BirdLife Australia by taking part in this years 'Aussie Backyard Bird Count'

Posted 14 Oct 2019 News

Deferral of 17 October Council Meeting

The proposed 17 October Council Meeting has been deferred until 30 October

Posted 11 Oct 2019 News

Celebrating Two Years in Council with a proactive and enthusiastic team of 12 Councillors

With September in the rearview mirror, this council enters its third year.

Posted 3 Oct 2019 News

Children's Week

Tennant Creek library is running a fun-filled program for kids during Children's Week (19 - 27 October).

Posted 27 Sep 2019 News

Youth Justice Facility Proposed Site Locations

The Barkly Regional Deal Youth Justice Facility Working Group is seeking to consult with the public in relation to the facilities location

Posted 26 Sep 2019 News


Do you have something you need to notify Council about?

Posted 16 Sep 2019 News

Deferral of September Council Meeting

The proposed 26 September Ordinary Council Meeting has been deferred until 17 October 2019

Posted 13 Sep 2019 News

Customer Service Award Nomination For One Of Our Own!

Barkly Regional Council's Kylie Rose has been nominated for a Customer Service Award.

Posted 10 Sep 2019 News

The Regional Plan Has Arrived!

Physical copies of the Regional Plan 2019 - 2020 have arrived from the printer!

Posted 8 Sep 2019 News

Barkly Region Youth Representatives

The Barkly Regional Deal Interim Governance Table is seeking 2 youth (1 Male & 1 Female)

Posted 6 Sep 2019 News

Got a Concern About Our Community?

Council would like to encourage residents to use SNAP, SEND, SOLVE app.

Posted 5 Sep 2019 News

Call For nominations

Council is calling for nominations for the new Environment and Sustainability Advisory Committee

Posted 4 Sep 2019 News

Child Protection Week

Copies of the book "Only For Me" written by Michelle Derrig donated to Tennant Creek Library

Posted 3 Sep 2019 News

New Deputy Mayor Elected

Councillor Hal Ruger has been elected as the New Deputy Mayor at the August Council meeting.

Posted 2 Sep 2019 News

Northern Territory Treaty Commissioner Attends Council Meeting

Professor Mick Dodson AM gave a presentation to Council at the August Council meeting

Posted 2 Sep 2019 News

Agreement With New CDP Provider

Council entered into an Agreement with the new CDP Provider RISE / Ngurratjuta

Posted 15 Aug 2019 News


Outcome of the Public Meeting Regarding Property Crime on 8th April, 2019.

Posted 14 Aug 2019 News

Our Amazing Long Term Employees!

Years Of Service Recogniton for Barkly Regional Council Employees

Posted 9 Aug 2019 News

The Results Are In!

The Purkiss Reserve Design Survey votes have been tallied and here are the results.

Posted 9 Aug 2019 News

Mobile Muster Recycling Box At Council Reception Office

"Don't let your old mobile go to waste. If you can't resuse it do some good and recycle it." - Mobile Muster

Posted 7 Aug 2019 News

Tennant Creek Swimming Pool

The Heating of Tennant Creek Swimming Pool is now complete!

Posted 24 Jun 2019 News

New shelter at Elliott Airstrip

In June 2019, a new shelter was constructed at the Elliott airstrip.

Posted 4 Jun 2019 News

DRAFT Budget Documents 2019 - 2020

Follow the links to access various DRAFT Financial Documents for 2019 - 2020

Posted 3 Jun 2019 News

Public Consultation Meeting

A public meeting to discuss Council's proposed budget for 2019-2020

Posted 29 May 2019 News

Purkiss Reserve Upgrade Design Options

Have your say! And choose which design you like best for the Purkiss Reserve Upgrade!

Posted 28 May 2019 News

Regional Deal Update

A progress update on the Barkly Regional Deal

Posted 16 Apr 2019 News


A step toward building a better Barkly for everyone.

Posted 15 Apr 2019 News

Easter Holiday Activities

Join us at the library for some fun easter crafts!

Posted 15 Mar 2019 News

Youth Advisory Council

Nomination form for the Youth Advisory Council

Posted 21 Feb 2019 News

Mayor Column Out Now

Catch up with the Mayor Steve Edgington and find out what's going on in the community

Posted 20 Feb 2019 News

Pet food donations help dogs during hard times

​Hundreds of bags of dry dog food have been delivered to Ali Curung to feed abandoned dogs

Posted 14 Feb 2019 News

Community Info Sessions

Community information sessions on the Cashless Debit Card held next week in Tennant Creek and Barkly communities.

Posted 13 Feb 2019 News

Sport and Recreation $3m funding boost welcomed

Council has welcomed a Sport and Recreation funding boost of $3m which includes the community of Wutunugurra.

Posted 12 Feb 2019 News

Make Your Voice Heard

There are vacancies on Local Authorities in Elliott, Tennant Creek and Arlparra

Posted 1 Feb 2019 News

New Elliott community hub boost for local youth and jobs

Mayor Steve Edgington officially opens local community and sports and recreation hub in Elliott

Posted 31 Jan 2019 News

Service award for dedication

Councillor receives high accolade from colleagues and peers

Posted 31 Jan 2019 News

Aussie spirit shines through

​Triathlon swimmers made a splash on Australia Day as residents woke up to another hot day in January

Posted 31 Jan 2019 News

New Aussie citizen welcomed

There’s no better day to become an Aussie than on Australia Day as a new member of the community will attest.

Posted 31 Jan 2019 News

Australia Day 2019 Award Winners

Locals heroes heralded for their work in the community at Australia Day celebrations

Posted 22 Jan 2019 News

Free bus on Australia Day

There will be a Tennant Creek Transport 12-seater mini-bus doing a loop of Tennant Creek to take locals to and from Lake Mary Ann.

Posted 18 Jan 2019 News

Mayor's Column Out Now

Catch up with Mayor Steve Edgington and find out what's going on in Council and the community.

Posted 16 Jan 2019 News

Kids on par with golf pros

Kids from Arlparra truly got into the swing of handling a club at a recent two-day golf clinic

Posted 16 Jan 2019 News

Youth Program a Success

Local youth enjoyed a variety of activities during the fourth week of the Youth Links School Holiday Program

Posted 16 Jan 2019 News

No paddle? No problem

A canoe race with a difference will replace the raft race for Australia Day 2019.

Posted 15 Jan 2019 News

Community Grants Open

The deadline for Council's Community Grants Program has been extended to 4pm on 21 January 2019.

Posted 11 Jan 2019 News

Paper creatures

Beat the heat and get real crafty in the local library