Where we are
The Ngaanyatjarra Lands cover a vast area of approximately 250,000km2 in the east of Western Australia, up to the Northern Territory and South Australian borders. The communities we service are scattered across the Great Victorian and Gibson Deserts and most are at least 800km from a regional centre. The closest regional centres are Alice Springs, in the NT, and Kalgoorlie, in WA. Warburton, the largest community in the region, is about 900km from Kalgoorlie and 1000km from Alice Springs.
Approximately 2,000 Ngaanyatjarra people live in the communities on the Lands. Most people in the region speak Ngaanyatjarra as a first language. Some people may also speak English, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara, Noongar and other regional Indigenous languages.
The Ngaanyatjarra Lands are serviced weekly by a regional air service, Chartair, providing RPT (regular public transport) flights into each community. These flights also carry Australia Post mail and some freight. Most communities also have freight delivered by road every two weeks, either from Perth or Alice Springs.