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

Posted 17 Oct 2017 News

In the swim

Lap swimming at the Tennant Creek Pool starts soon

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 4 Oct 2017 News

Key industry leaders to descend on Tennant

Be part of the trend to grow and develop the Barkly with a landmark two-day conference

Posted 2 Oct 2017 News

Community Grants Program 2017-18

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

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 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 3 May 2017 News

Community Grants 2017-18

The first round of Council's 2017-18 Community Grants Program opens on 1 May

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.

Posted 4 Nov 2016 News

Gas pipeline update

Chief Minister Michael Gunner met with Chinese Government and industry officials, including one of the key stakeholders in the Northern Gas Pipeline

Posted 28 Oct 2016 News

In the swim

Royal Life Saving is holding a water safety awareness program and teaching course at the Tennant Creek Swimming Pool.

Posted 28 Oct 2016 News

Nominate an unsung hero today

You have until 4 November to nominate an individual or community group for the 2017 Barkly Region Australia Day Awards.

Posted 26 Oct 2016 News

Barkly Weather Radar

Locals are being invited to fill in a survey to help reinstall the Barkly weather radar.

Posted 25 Oct 2016 News

Community Grants 2016-17

The first round of Council's 2016-17 Community Grants Program opens on 1 November

Posted 24 Oct 2016 News

Coffee Club

Grab a cup of coffee while you're reading a book at the Tennant Creek Library.

Posted 14 Oct 2016 News

Have Your Say

​Barkly Regional Council (BRC) invites the public to comment on its amended Waste Management By-law.

Posted 11 Oct 2016 News

​Time to pool your ideas

Do you have a business or a business idea that you would like to run at the Tennant Creek Swimming Pool?

Posted 27 Sep 2016 News

Library Loves Donations

Donate your pre-loved DVDs or books to the Tennant Creek Library.

Posted 15 Sep 2016 News

Australia Day 2017 Working Committee

Want to be part of the best Australia Day in the NT? Then send in an expression of interest to join in the fun.

Posted 13 Sep 2016 News

Bringing the cemetery back to life

Council is seeking expressions of interest (EoI) from community volunteers for a ‘Friends of the Cemetery’ group.

Posted 13 Sep 2016 News

Local Authority Vacancy

Nominations are now open for one position on the Tennant Creek Local Authority

Posted 13 Sep 2016 News

Swimming Pool Reopens Soon

The Tennant Creek Swimming Pool will reopen on Friday, 30 September

Posted 12 Sep 2016 News

Blazing talent in the Barkly

A group of hip hop musicians from the Barkly have just returned from the prestigious Sand Tracks tour on the back of a NT Music Award win.

Posted 9 Sep 2016 News

Month for getting down to business

The 2016 October Business Month is jam packed with opportunities ... so don't miss out.

Posted 6 Sep 2016 News

Water Babies

Join in for three days of swimming, survival skills and fun from 13-15 September at the Tennant Creek pool.

Posted 24 Aug 2016 News

Volunteers needed for pool

​Make a splash this summer and become a volunteer for the town swimming pool

Posted 10 Aug 2016 News

Election time

​Voting in remote areas takes place throughout the Northern Territory from 17 to 27 August 2016.

Posted 9 Aug 2016 News

Calling for public submissions

Council is seeking community feedback for the draft Purkiss Reserve Fees and Charges 2016/17.

Posted 29 Jul 2016 News

Rates Update

Council has approved the rates declaration for 2016-2017.

Posted 26 Jul 2016 News

Free Home Security Assessment

Victims of Crime NT can help you to improve the security of your home.

Posted 26 Jul 2016 News

Call out for young people

Young leader is looking for participants in the Festival's three-day Camp Harmony

Posted 21 Jul 2016 News

Help the Barkly head in the right direction

Want to improve safety on the roads and paths in your community? Then have your say in this survey

Posted 19 Jul 2016 News

Join the Festival Team as a Volunteer

Be a part of the action for the community's premier annual event, Desert Harmony Festival.

Posted 19 Jul 2016 News

Flying trapeze - Book now!

If you would like a little more thrill in your mornings, then this is the activity for you.

Posted 19 Jul 2016 News

Elliott musicians scoop top song gong

Elliott musicians wowed judges and the audience at the 2016 NT Song of the Year Awards.

Posted 8 Jul 2016 News

Vacancy: Tennant Creek Local Authority

One position has become available on the Tennant Creek Local Authority

Posted 15 Jun 2016 News

Federal Election Early Voting

Early voting in Tennant Creek will begin on Monday, 27 June.

Posted 27 May 2016 News

Have Your Say - Regional Plan

Residents of the Barkly are encouraged to comment on the Council's draft Regional Plan and Budget 2016-17.

Posted 26 May 2016 News

Tenders for Fire Safety Services

E-Tenders are now open for the Provision of Fire Safety Services​ in the Barkly region.

Posted 26 May 2016 News

Budget Boost for Barkly

​Budget boost for Barkly from the Northern Territory Government receives mixed reception.

Posted 11 May 2016 News

Tenders for Traffic Management Study

E-Tenders are now open for a Traffic Management Study in the Barkly region.

Posted 10 May 2016 News

Da Vinci Exhibition Extended

Organisers of the Da Vinci Exhibition have extended its run to 26 June due to popular demand.

Posted 5 May 2016 News

Community Grants Now Open

The second round of the Council's 2015/16 Community Grants Program is now open.

Posted 4 May 2016 News

Elected Member Casual Vacancy

Council is calling for Expressions of Interest (EoI) to fill an Elected Member Casual Vacancy in the Patta Ward.

Posted 3 May 2016 News

Pool closure during Winter

The Town Pool is now closed for Winter.

Posted 3 May 2016 News

Lake Mary Ann Opening Hours

Council announces new opening hours for Lake Mary Ann.

Posted 21 Apr 2016 News

Community fire safety management begins

Controlled burns start in Tennant Creek and Elliott this weekend as part of a Hazard Abatement Program.

Posted 14 Apr 2016 News

Hop on to the new minibus service

Tennant Creek Transport is offering a new door-to-door service for locals.

Posted 14 Apr 2016 News

All aboard the big pink bus

BreastScreenNT mobile bus drives home importance of mammograms for women living in the bush.

Posted 29 Mar 2016 News

Cadetship with the Council

Barkly Regional Council (BRC) is currently seeking Expressions of Interest for a Cadetship within the Council.

Posted 24 Mar 2016 News

Public Tender

Design and Construction of ablution block for Atnungurrpa outstation NT - BRC 003-16

Posted 23 Mar 2016 News

Da Vinci Machines Exhibition

Delve into the mind of a genius with this award-winning interactive exhibition for all ages.

Posted 16 Mar 2016 News

The Write Stuff

Create and design a book and you could be the Young Territory Author of the Year.

Posted 16 Mar 2016 News

Jemena in gas talks with locals

Jemena will be in Tennant Creek next week to host briefing sessions on the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) project.

Posted 16 Mar 2016 News

Welcome for the new CEO

Council invites you to come to a morning tea to welcome the new CEO.

Posted 14 Mar 2016 News

International Women's Day

Local women celebrated the strength of women in the Barkly with two events

Posted 5 Mar 2016 News

Have Your Say

The deadline for community feedback on Council's footpath and laneway policies has been extended to 31 March.

Posted 4 Mar 2016 News

Tennant Creek Beautification Plan

Residents are advised that a planting project in town is scheduled to start in March.

Posted 19 Feb 2016 News

New CEO appointed

Council President Barb Shaw weclomes the new CEO Marion Smith.

Posted 11 Feb 2016 News

Sign up for Book Club

Be adventurous. Discover a new author.

Posted 9 Feb 2016 News

Tenders are open for Barkly homelands

Tenders are open for the provision of house maintenance and repairs in the Barkly.

Posted 5 Feb 2016 News

Purkiss Reserve Master Plan - Have Your Say

Members of the community are being invited to have their say on the Purkiss Reserve Master Plan.