Alyangula, Northern Territory

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Northern Territory
Alyangula is located in Northern Territory
Coordinates13°51′2″S 136°25′12″E / 13.85056°S 136.42000°E / -13.85056; 136.42000Coordinates: 13°51′2″S 136°25′12″E / 13.85056°S 136.42000°E / -13.85056; 136.42000
Population873 (2016 census)[1]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
Location623 km (387 mi) E of Darwin
Territory electorate(s)Nhulunbuy[3]
Federal Division(s)Lingiari[4]
Mean max temp[5] Mean min temp[5] Annual rainfall[5]
32.2 °C
90 °F
20.9 °C
70 °F
1,299.1 mm
51.1 in

Alyangula is a township on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory.


Groote Eylandt Mining Company (GEMCO) established Alyangula as the residence for the mining company workers in the late 1960s;[6] the township was established under a special purpose lease between GEMCO, Anindilyakwa Land Council and the Anindilyakwa Land Trust.[7] The township of Alyangula is an unincorporated territory within the northern region of the Northern Territory.

Present day[edit]

In the 2016 census, the township recorded a population of 873 people who are employees of GEMCO and are almost exclusively non-indigenous (aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 8.3% of the population).[1] The township comprises a first-class resort and two clubs; an arts centre; a coffee shop; a golf course and other sporting facilities; a swimming pool; a church; half a dozen shops; a bank; a post office and a travel agency; the township also has a school; a child care centre; a training centre; an area health centre; and a court house and police station. The town also has the cheapest fuel in Australia subsidised by the mine (Feb 2018 Unleaded fuel is 97.3cpl) [6]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Alyangula (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Alyangula Postcode". Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Division of Nhulunbuy". Northern Territory Electoral Commission. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Federal electoral division of Lingiari". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island Regional Partnership Agreement: Progress Evaluation" (PDF). Department of Social Services. Commonwealth of Australia. May 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Welcome to Groote Eylandt". Anindilyakwa Land Council. Archived from the original on 13 April 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.