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

Posted 18 Apr 2018 News

Breakfast at the local pool

Council to trial breakfast at the Tennant Creek pool

Posted 11 Apr 2018 News

Mayor slams youth program funding backflip

Mayor Steve Edgington has criticised a funding agreement backflip on a long-term program for the town’s youth.

Posted 6 Apr 2018 News

Looking through their eyes

Watch this amazing video about looking at the world through the eyes of local children.

Posted 5 Apr 2018 News

Alcohol restriction recommendations submitted

Council has delivered a written submission to the Liquor Commission in relation to alcohol restrictions in town.

Posted 30 Mar 2018 News

Driving home road safety message

Mungkarta schoolchildren drive road safety message home with catchy music video

Posted 29 Mar 2018 News

Mayor Column

The March column from the Mayor is out now.

Posted 21 Mar 2018 News

First Circles Leadership Program Open Now

Support the next generation of Aboriginal elders and nominate someone now for the First Circles Leadership Program

Posted 20 Mar 2018 News

Call for police in Arlpurrurulam

Mayor calls for permanent police presence in Barkly community.

Posted 20 Mar 2018 News

Michelangelo Exhibition in Tennant Creek

An exhibition on one of history's greatest artists and sculptors will be in town for three months

Posted 19 Mar 2018 News

Tourism Master Plan

Council has won a grant to develop a tourism master plan for the Barkly region.

Posted 12 Mar 2018 News

Public Forum Tennant Creek

Locals spoke about what is happening around town at the Tennant Creek Public Forum held last Thursday.

Posted 8 Mar 2018 News

IWD March a triumph for local women

More than 150 people braved the weather to march down the main street in celebration of International Women's Day on Thursday morning.

Posted 5 Mar 2018 News

Breakfast a toast to local women

More than 70 people enjoyed a breakfast on Sunday, 4 March, as part of the 2018 International Women’s Day celebrations.​

Posted 5 Mar 2018 News

Chief Minister meets with Council

Chief Minister Michael Gunner met with Council elected members and staff on Friday to discuss concerns about crime in Tennant Creek.

Posted 1 Mar 2018 News

Battle to improve remote housing in the Barkly

Mayor Steve Edgington is calling for better remote housing following the discovery of poorly designed and unliveable housing extensions in Ali Curung.

Posted 1 Mar 2018 News

Roundabout survey

Fill in our survey for Council to receive feedback on the roundabout at the intersection of Peko Road and Ambrose Street.

Posted 28 Feb 2018 News

Minister visit over community in crisis

The Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion met with Council at a meeting last week.

Posted 28 Feb 2018 News

Public Forum

Have your concerns about the community heard at a public meeting held in the Civic Hall at 5.30pm on Thursday, 8 March.

Posted 25 Feb 2018 News

Road Closure

Notice of Southbound Lane Closure: Paterson Street Tennant Creek

Posted 22 Feb 2018 News

Meeting with Acting Chief Minister

The Acting Chief Minister Nicole Manison met with the Mayor and councillors at a meeting on Thursday.

Posted 21 Feb 2018 News

Logo competition

Come up with a logo for the 'Dob in a Dumper' campaign and win cash prizes.

Posted 20 Feb 2018 News

Territory Day Community Event Grants

The Territory Government is offering grants between $1000-$5000 to help Territorians celebrate Territory Day, their way

Posted 16 Feb 2018 News

Turbocharging Tourism

Turbocharging Tourism is a new NTG action plan to stimulate the Territory economy by accelerating tourism growth.

Posted 14 Feb 2018 News

Tonnes of rubbish cleared

More than 40 tonnes of illegally dumped waste has been removed from around Tennant Creek.

Posted 12 Feb 2018 News

Want to be a lifeguard?

Council is looking for locals who wish to train and work as a lifeguard at the swimming pool.

Posted 9 Feb 2018 News

Brush up with a dental visit

Don't miss this opportunity to book an appointment with the dentist who will be in town until 16 February.

Posted 9 Feb 2018 News

Writing Competition

Do you have a story about an animal from the Barkly region? Enter the Barkly Arts writing contest and win cash.

Posted 1 Feb 2018 News

New Aussie citizens welcomed

There's no better day to become an Aussie than on Australia Day as two new locals will attest.

Posted 1 Feb 2018 News

Locals in the spotlight

Celebrations at Battery Hill honoured unsung community heroes

Posted 1 Feb 2018 News

Aussie spirit shines through wild weather

It was wet. It was wild. But that didn't stop locals from taking part in the triathlon or heading out to Lake Mary Ann for Australia Day

Posted 30 Jan 2018 News

Make your voice heard

Barkly Regional Council is calling for nominations for Arlparra (Utopia) Local Authority

Posted 29 Jan 2018 News

Mayor Column Out Now

Find out the latest on Council with the Mayor's January column

Posted 28 Jan 2018 News

Lake Mary Ann Survey

Finish our survey on facilities out at Lake Mary Ann

Posted 23 Jan 2018 News

Raft Race Australia Day 2018

The raft race will be on ... so get those teams ready now

Posted 23 Jan 2018 News

Free bus transfers to the dam

A 12-seater Tennant Creek Transport Bus will take people to the Australia Day activities out at Lake Mary Ann.

Posted 18 Jan 2018 News

Triathlon Moved to Town

The Australia Day 2018 Triathlon will now start from the Tennant Creek Swimming Pool.

Posted 18 Jan 2018 News

Dob in a Dumper Campaign

Residents are being urged by Council to dob in individuals or companies who illegally dump rubbish around town.

Posted 9 Jan 2018 News

Australia Day Ambassador Announced

Footpath Library's founder Sarah Garnett will be Tennant's Australia Day Ambassador

Posted 28 Dec 2017 News

E-Tenders out now

Welcome to Council's latest information on e-tenders

Posted 27 Dec 2017 News

Community Grants Round 2017-18

Council's Community Grants Program has been reopened

Posted 16 Dec 2017 News

Keeping kids off the streets

Youth Links is offering a range of activities during the school holidays

Posted 14 Dec 2017 News

Ranedo Court shines the brightest

Winners of the Tennant Creek Christmas Tree Competition have been selected

Posted 14 Dec 2017 News

Mayor Column Out Now

Join the Mayor every month for his column about Council

Posted 30 Nov 2017 News

December Kerbside Collection

Council will collect unwanted household items during the week 11-18 December

Posted 30 Nov 2017 News

Annual Report 2016-17

Copies of the Barkly Regional Council Annual Report 2016-17 are now available

Posted 28 Nov 2017 News

Christmas Lights Competition 2017

Dust off your fairly lights and help Tennant Creek shine bright

Posted 24 Nov 2017 News

Locals say NO MORE

More than 200 people marched down the main street on Friday in support of the NO MORE campaign

Posted 21 Nov 2017 News

Mayor says NO MORE

Join Council staff and Mayor Steve Edgington for the NO MORE Family Violence march through town.

Posted 21 Nov 2017 News

Community Grants Program 2017-18

There's still time to apply for a Council Community Grant

Posted 13 Nov 2017 News

Last days to nominate an unsung hero

Hurry! Hurry! Nominate someone deserving today for the town's very own Australia Day awards.

Posted 10 Nov 2017 News

Media Release

Council and the 'NO MORE' campaign link up to end family violence in a Territory first.

Posted 3 Nov 2017 News

Local Authority Meetings

Check out when the next LA meeting is in your area.

Posted 31 Oct 2017 News

Notice of Special Council Meeting

Council will hold a Special Council Meeting on Thursday 9th November 2017 at 10am.

Posted 24 Oct 2017 News

Mayor calls for action

Barkly Regional Council Mayor Steve Edgington made a call for action to develop a 10-year Barkly Region Master Plan

Posted 23 Oct 2017 News

Community Grants Program 2017-18

The first round of Council's 2017-18 Community Grants Program is open

Posted 17 Oct 2017 News

In the swim

Lap swimming at the Tennant Creek Pool has started

Posted 10 Oct 2017 News

Expression of Interest

Council seeks expressions of interest for an Audit Committee Chairperson

Posted 9 Oct 2017 News

Purkiss Reserve Footy Field Closed

The Purkiss Reserve football field has been closed for urgent maintenance repairs

Posted 5 Oct 2017 News

Cross border alliance to boost region's future

Barkly Regional Council and Mt Isa Town Council are joining forces to bolster economic development and jobs creation in the region.

Posted 2 Oct 2017 News

Call for young Territorians

Are you young? Are you passionate about your community? Then the Office of Youth Affairs needs you.

Posted 2 Oct 2017 News

Key industry leaders descend on Tennant

A landmark two-day conference plans to put the Barkly on the map

Posted 1 Oct 2017 News

Make Your Voice Heard

There's three weeks left to become part of a Local Authority in your community

Posted 30 Sep 2017 News

Month for Getting Down to Business

Innovation and inspiration is here with the 2017 October Business Month

Posted 29 Sep 2017 News

Stand up and be counted

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) staff will survey locals over the weekend about the same sex marriage law

Posted 21 Sep 2017 News

Councillors elect Deputy Mayor

Councillors ring in changes at first ordinary council meeting of third Barkly Regional Council

Posted 15 Sep 2017 News

Make Your Voice Heard

Barkly Regional Council is calling for nominations for all Local Authorities in the Barkly region

Posted 15 Sep 2017 News

New citizen takes the pledge

The Barkly region is now home to one new Aussie following an Australian Citizenship Ceremony

Posted 15 Sep 2017 News

New council sworn in

Old hands and newcomers took their place in Council chambers for the official swearing in of the new Barkly Regional Council.

Posted 14 Sep 2017 News

Pool lifeguards needed for day work

Council is looking for lifeguards who can work during the day at the pool

Posted 13 Sep 2017 News

Recognise a young person today

Nominate a young person in the Barkly for their outstanding efforts in the NT Young Achiever Awards.

Posted 11 Sep 2017 News

Making communities safer

Problem drinkers highlighted since the Territory-wide rollout of the Banned Drinker Register two weeks ago

Posted 11 Sep 2017 News

Telephone service returns

All phones at Council HQ are now in working order

Posted 11 Sep 2017 News

Barkly Regional Resources Conference

Grab this chance to hear about the abundant resource opportunities in the Barkly

Posted 4 Sep 2017 News

Council President and councillors declared

Steve Edgington has won the role of President for the Barkly Regional Council (BRC).

Posted 1 Sep 2017 News

Banned Drinker Register Returns

A Territory-wide switch-on of the Banned Drinker Register begins on 1 September

Posted 18 Aug 2017 News

Want to be a pool lifeguard or update your aquatic skills?

Then book now and get qualified before the swimming season starts in Tennant Creek

Posted 17 Aug 2017 News

Change of Venue: 2017 NT Council Elections

The mobile early voting centre will move to the Council Library on 23 and 24 August

Posted 17 Aug 2017 News

Banned Drinker Register (BDR) set to return

Residents and tourists buying takeaway alcohol in Tennant Creek will have ID scanned in preparation for the BDR rollout

Posted 14 Aug 2017 News

2017 NT Council Elections

Make your voice heard and put in your early vote at the Civic Hall in Tennant Creek

Posted 3 Aug 2017 News

Guess who's in town again?

It's your friendly dentist. So make your appointment now

Posted 20 Jul 2017 News

Caravan dump point restored

The Tennant Creek Caravan Dump Point is now open

Posted 19 Jun 2017 News

Skin Cancer Screening Peko Park

Lions Free skin Cancer Screening 14th 15th July 2017

Posted 19 Jun 2017 News

Local Government Elections - Information Session

Potential Candidates are invited to attend an information session to find out what's invloved in running for council

Posted 30 May 2017 News


Northern Territory Local Government Elections Your Right Your Responsibility

Posted 10 May 2017 News

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Closure 28 May due to the cooler months.

Posted 27 Apr 2017 News

Tree Trimming within Tennant Creek

Tree Lopping within Tennant Creek from Thursday 24th April until Thursday 4th May 2017

Posted 26 Apr 2017 News

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool - Closed Monday 1st May 2017

Posted 31 Mar 2017 News

Tennant Creek Police – Mobile Camera Trailer

A Powerful Tool In The Fight Against Crime In Tennant Creek

Posted 24 Jan 2017 News

ABC abandons remote Territorians

Barkly Regional Council President Barb Shaw has accused the ABC of turning its back on vital service provision in the region.

Posted 24 Jan 2017 News

Many remote communities still cut off

Unusually high rainfall is continuing to impact on most remote communities across the Barkly.

Posted 24 Jan 2017 News

Friends of the cemetery meet

The inaugural meeting of Barkly Regional Council’s Friends of the Cemetery committee was held in mid-January.

Posted 23 Dec 2016 News

Committee nominations open

Nominations have been called for a vacancy on the council committees.

Posted 23 Dec 2016 News

Want to be a lifeguard?

Do you want to train as a lifeguard and work at the pool?

Posted 23 Dec 2016 News

Edna Beryl our best possible gift

The announcement by Emmerson Resources about the future of mining on the Edna Beryl lease was perhaps the best Christmas present Tennant Creek has had

Posted 23 Dec 2016 News

Council staff lead the way

Congratulations to a number of council staff who were honoured at recent higher education graduations.

Posted 22 Nov 2016 News

Sorry the storm blew our movie away!

The pool will be opening at night again to make up for the wind last week.

Posted 22 Nov 2016 News

New local focus on feral animals

Feral animals are the target of a new program across the Barkly region.

Posted 22 Nov 2016 News

Elliott accepts the challenge

The search is on to find the best basketball teams in the Barkly.

Posted 10 Nov 2016 News

Call for doubling of road funding

A national conference has called for a doubling of funding for roads administered by local councils

Posted 10 Nov 2016 News

Facelift for old church building

Functions and special events at Tennant Creek’s Christ The King Catholic Church will soon be held in much better surroundings.